Ridley Scott won't direct Blade Runner sequel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 November 2014
Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott has revealed he won't be directing the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi thriller 'Blade Runner'

Ridley Scott won't be directing the 'Blade Runner' sequel.

The 76-year-old director - who helmed the original sci-fi thriller in 1982 - has confessed he will not be returning to the director's chair for the follow up but has signed on to produce the film.

While the new director is yet to be revealed, Scott has been working with original writer Hampton Fencher to come up with a plot for the movie.

He told Variety.com: "We talked at length about what it could be, and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline, and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one."

The Oscar-nominee also revealed that Harrison Ford - who starred as Rick Deckard in the original - will be returning in the sequel, although his character will only be making an appearance towards the end of the film.

He said: "Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it's about finding him; he comes in the third act."

The 'Prometheus' director - whose latest offering 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' starring Christian Bale and Ben Kingsley is due out in December this year - also confessed he has no plans to retire in the future.

He said: "If I stop, what am I going to do? Walk a spaniel?"

He added of his non-stop career directing both movies and TV commercials: "It was almost like being in sport.

"I thought, 'How many tournaments can I play?'"

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…