With the recent news of Ridley Scott saying that he wants Ford to appear in the new Blade Runner film my reservations about the project just went out the window. I’m so happy that this news eliminates any speculation that this was a prequel. I never wanted to know the story of how the world of Deckard evolved… I only want to know what came after he left the Rachel’s apartment.
but… this could only be just a cameo or small role or it could be something of the size of Bridges in Tron Legacy.
Scott saying he wants Harrison Ford to appear and Scott actually getting Harrison Ford to appear are very different things.
even if he doesn’t get Ford (although I think he would be game) it clarifies that the story is a direct sequel… which I feel is the most interesting way to take the material.
Can’t say I’m interested in the slightest, frankly, with Ford or without him.
Harrison Ford is a lot more affordable in 2012 than he was in, say, 1980-90. He has acknowledged in interviews that he now sees himself as a supporting actor. And his recent output hasn’t exactly been a goldmine for the studios backing his films. Cowboys and Aliens, anyone? I suspect his asking price has climbed aboard an express elevator — going down.
This project with Ridley Scott could reinvigorate Ford’s career, if that is what he wants.
If Ford appears in the film, doesn’t that settle the replicant vs human debate once and for all? Or are they going to go with the “special replicant without a termination date” explanation they used for Sean Young in the theatrical cut?
I don’t think Blade Runner needs a sequel. I will actually be disappointed to see the amazing miniature work from the original be replaced with CGI. I’ll be a little more interested if a good screenwriter becomes attached since dialogue was by far the weakest aspect of BR.
I thought the combat choreography was the weakest aspect of BR.
I see not reason not to have a sequel. It’d be hard for even the crappiest of sequels to tarnish the original.
Hellshocked… guess your not going to check out Prometheus. Scott doesn’t need the money. He obviously sees the potential for the story to continue with something new to say. True a sequel with Deckhard does pose many questions. From what I hear both original writer is on the job but no word on David Peoples being involved yet.
Hah!—Deckard is 70+ and still on the run.
@ MATT PARKS
And what a sad life that would be.
Yeah, Running on Empty, but with replicants.
after seeing Prometheus… 3D seems like a natural fit for this universe.
he is already is dusting off storyboards he didn’t get to tackle back while filming the original!
Blade Runner in Aquarelle…