Harrison Ford Asked To Reprise Role In 'Blade Runner' Sequel
Reported by Outsiders - 2014.05.15
In recent weeks, Harrison Ford has expressed interest in reprising the role of Rick Deckard in its Ridley Scott-directed sequel to Blade Runner. He is anxious to see a script and wouldn't set a deal until he read the script. Alcon Entertainment is taking Ford up on his words and has made an offer to the actor as original screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green are writing the new script, which takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.
Alcon Entertainment released a press release to prove to Harrison Ford that they were serious for his involvement. The press release is below:
Writer Michael Green is in negotiations to do a rewrite of Alcon Entertainment's "Blade Runner" sequel penned by Hampton Fancher ("Blade Runner," "The Minus Man," "The Mighty Quinn") and to be directed by Ridley Scott. Fancher's original story/screenplay is set some years after the first film concluded.
Alcon co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce with Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, along with Ridley Scott. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO's of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.
Green recently completed rewrites on "Robopocalypse" and Warners Bros "Gods and Kings."
Alcon and Yorkin previously announced that they are partnering to produce "Blade Runner" theatrical sequels and prequels, in addition to all television and interactive productions.
The original film, which has been singled out as the greatest science-fiction film of all time by a majority of genre publications, was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1993 and is frequently taught in university courses. In 2007, it was named the 2nd most visually influential film of all time by the Visual Effects Society.
Released by Warner Bros. almost 30 years ago, "Blade Runner" was adapted by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples from Philip K. Dick's groundbreaking novel " Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" and directed by Scott following his landmark "Alien." The film was nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Visual Effects, and Best Art Direction). Following the filming of "Blade Runner," the first of Philip K. Dick's works to be adapted into a film, many other of Dick's works were likewise adapted, including "Total Recall," "A Scanner Darkly," "Minority Report," "Paycheck," and the recent "The Adjustment Bureau," among others.