During a recent interview, Harrison Ford revealed his interest in revisiting the world of Blade Runner. The acclaimed actor portrayed police officer Rick Deckard in the 1982 cult sci-fi flick directed by Sir Ridley Scott, and the two have been talking about how to extend the story.
“Yeah, we’ve been chatting about it. I truly admire Ridley as a man and as a director, and I would be very happy to engage with him again in the further telling of this story,” said Ford.
Two years ago, producers of the movie debunked rumors that it would be a reboot. Instead, it would be a sequel or perhaps a prequel. At the time, they also denied that Ford would be involved. In 2011, producer Andrew Kosove told the L.A. Times, “In no way do I speak for Ridley Scott, but if you’re asking me ‘will this movie have anything to do with Harrison Ford?’ The answer is no. This is a total reinvention, and in my mind that means doing everything fresh, including casting.”
Also, Scott seemed to have someone else in mind when he talked about the sequel during the press run for his 2012 movie, Prometheus. “We have a very good take on it. And we’ll definitely be featuring a female protagonist,” said the director to the Daily Beast.
Ford is already slated to reprise his role in Star Wars: Episode VII, and he has expressed interest in returning to the Indiana Jones series.
Do you think a Blade Runner sequel needs Harrison Ford? Or should Scott do a completely fresh take on the movie? Beyond that, do you even want a sequel?