Rumours of Harrison Ford’s potential return to the character of Deckard in Ridley Scott’s forthcoming sequel/reboot/remake of seminal 80s sci-fi Blade Runner have again been flatly denied by Alcon Entertainment, Deadline reports.
Alcon’s co-founder Andrew Kosove said, “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.”
Kosove went on to say, “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.” Perhaps not a categorical denial then, more of a ‘we don’t know yet’. So there may still be hope for those dying to see Ford return to the iconic role.
Scott is busy with Prometheus at the moment and has a number of other potential projects in the pipeline, but there’s a good chance this one is next on the table. No word yet on that Monopoly adaptation though. Perhaps he’s waiting to see how rival in the ‘boardgame-to-film’ genre Battleship performs before committing to anything. Fingers crossed everyone.