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Ford’s Blade Runner Return Unlikely

Alcon Entertainment have rushed to quash the rumours that superstar actor Harrison Ford was in talks to return as replicant-hunting hero Rick Deckard. The producers of Ridley Scott’s return to the futuristic world he created in 1982’s cult classic BLADE RUNNER say Ford is not in negotiations to feature in the prequel.

Just as fans were ecstatic about Scott returning to the ALIEN franchise with same-universe set prequel PROMETHEUS, confirmation that he would also helm another BLADE RUNNER entry, has fans equally excited. As for Ford’s involvement, Alcon’s Andrew Kosove went on to say:

It is absolutely patently false that there has been any discussion about Harrison Ford being in Blade Runner. 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’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.

When pushed if it may be possible for the character of Deckard to return with Ford involved in some capacity, Kosove added:-

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

Craig was our great north east correspondent, proving that it’s so ‘grim up north’ that losing yourself in a world of film is a foregone prerequisite. He has been studying the best (and often worst) of both classic and modern cinema at the University of Life for as long as he can remember. Craig’s favorite films include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, JFK, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, and most of John Carpenter’s early work, particularly THE THING and HALLOWEEN.

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