Alcon Entertainment has denied online reports that original star Harrison Ford is in early talks to return as replicant hunter Rick Deckard in Ridley Scott’s upcoming follow-up to the 1982 science fiction classic “Blade Runner” reports Deadline.
Alcon’s Andrew Kosove says “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.”
Asked straight up if Ford could re-appear, Kosove says “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.” He goes on to say “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.”