Ridley Scott talks Blade Runner, Harrison Ford, and Prometheus 2
Yesterday, we learned from Alcon Entertainment producer Andrew Kosove that the rumors of Harrison Ford being involved with the new BLADE RUNNER were completely false. Now Ridley Scott is confirming this, but not going as far to count the actor out.
In this interview with Entertainment Weekly, the director gives us what he can on the BLADE RUNNER sequel/prequel and hopes for PROMETHEUS 2. Really loving his energy and attitude on the return to sci-fi.
Check it out below.
EW: What can you tell me about the Blade Runner project?
RIDLEY SCOTT: Weíre still in discussions about whether it should be a prequel or sequel. Itís an interesting conversation. Iím meeting with writers and Iíve also gone back to [original Blade Runner screenwriter] Hampton Fancher and he still speaks the speak. Heís right there. I spoke with him this week. But we donít even have a script yet.
EW: Did you hear about the rumors online that you were supposedly in talks with Harrison Ford to be in it?
RS: No. Donít know yet. Donít know yet.
EW: But you wouldnít rule it out?
RS: Absolutely not. But Iím not sure that thatís going to be a story point, so I donít know. But if it were, nothing would please me more. Honestly.
EW: But it sounds like you donít even know yet if there would be a Rick Deckard character?
RS: No. I donít know.
EW: So, right now, all there is is the concept of doing a Blade Runner film? Nothing more than that?
RS: Right. I just thought Prometheus was so enjoyable ó returning to the world of science fiction was so fun ó that I wanted to [go back to Blade Runner, too]. Iím also thinking about what the hell I might do for a Prometheus 2.
EW: Do you think there will be one?
RS: [Knocks the wood coffee table and grins]
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