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The peeps at Alcon say that Harrison Ford is not in talks for new Blade Runner

02.07.2012by: Marcey Papandrea

We really shouldn’t be surprised that just a day after we brought you the news that apparently Harrison Ford was in early talks for the new BLADE RUNNER, that Alcon Entertainment’s Andrew Kosove has spoken out and said that this is false.

Naturally when something speculative breaks, the powers above want to control the situation so Kosove issue a statement about the news. “It is absolutely patently false that there has been any discussion about Harrison Ford being in Blade Runner.” He told Deadline and added “To be clear, what we are trying to do with Ridley now is go through the painstaking process of trying to break the back of the story, figure out the direction we’re going to take the movie and find a writer to work on it. The casting of the movie could not be further from our minds at this moment.”

It makes sense to me, and it did seem awfully soon for casting news, we can’t even be sure Ridley will be doing this film next. However I am glad the man who gave us the original is back to do this, I am not sure if I could get excited for it if someone else was going at it.

Kosove also had a few more bits to say on the project. “It’s like asking if we’re going to make the sky red or blue, there has been no discussion about it. What Ridley does in Prometheus is a good template for what we’re trying to do. He created something that has some association to the original Alien, but lives on its own as a standalone movie.”

He was also asked whether Ford could be a possibility, even though in August Kosove deined it would ever happen, he doesn’t rule it out. “In advance of knowing what we’re going to do, I supposed you could say yes, he could. But I think it is quite unlikely.”

Source: Deadline

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