- 07 February 2012
- By John Howell
Here's a twist. While we reported that Ridley Scott would not be casting Harrison Ford for his Blade Runner follow up, apparently it's still a very real possibility. Deckard, the veteran bounty hunter from the original adaptation of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids dream of electric sheep?, may return 30 years after the original Blade Runner was released. Twitchfilm has learned that Harrison Ford has entered into early talks to join the new Blade Runner cast.
Scott's second Blade Runner film was announced in March 2011 and Producer Andrew Kosove told the LA Times in August that:
"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."
Obviously things have changed. If this report turns out to be accurate, the new Blade Runner film is not likely to be a relaunch or reboot but a direct sequel to the original.
Scott is just putting the finishing touches to his Alien inspired science fiction horror Prometheus and Blade Runner is likely to be his next work.
Interestingly, Harrison Ford has returned to science fiction recently with Cowboys and Aliens. He was also just cast in the upcoming Ender's Game, an adaptation of Orson Scott Card's classic SF novel.
While you wait for Ridley Scott's next Blade Runner epic, watch the trailer to Prometheus on YouTube below.
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