Harrison Ford 'excited' about Blade Runner sequel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 April 2014
Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford has admitted he would be "very anxious" to work with Sir Ridley Scott on the 'Blade Runner' sequel and is eager to see a script

Harrison Ford is excited about the 'Blade Runner' sequel.

The actor would jump at the chance to return as bounty hunter Rick Deckard in the follow-up to the popular 1982 sci-fi thriller and is "very anxious" to work with Sir Ridley Scott again.

He said in a Reddit 'Ask Me Anything' Q&A on Sunday (13.04.14): "I'm quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for 'Blade Runner' if in fact the opportunity would exist to do another, if it's a good script I would be very anxious to work with Ridley Scott again, he's a very talented and passionate filmmaker.

"And I think it would be very interesting to revisit the character."

Despite his enthusiasm, the 71-year-old star also admitted the most difficult set he has ever worked on was in fact 'Blade Runner' as they filmed for 50 nights in a row and "it was always raining."

It is not yet known whether Scott will ask Ford to return after the director previously revealed the Hollywood veteran was "too old" to star in the sequel.

He commented late last year: "It's not a rumour - [the sequel is] happening. With Harrison Ford? I don't know yet. Is he too old? Well, he was a Nexus-6 so we don't know how long he can live. And that's all I'm going to say at this stage."

Ford and Scott famously had a fraught on-set relationship while shooting the first movie, with the 'Stars Wars' actor branding his role as a futuristic cop "a f**king nightmare".

Blade Runner 2049

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto
  • UK release: 6 October 2017

Blade Runner K (Gosling) is tasked with finding replicants who are passing themselves off as human, but then he makes an earth-shattering, game-changing discovery. Villeneuve’s long-awaited sequel to Scott’s original is beautiful, powerful and relevant; Gosling is exceptional, and Ford steals the show as the ageing but…

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