Harrison Ford excited by Blade Runner sequel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 December 2014
Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

Hollywood legend Harrison Ford is excited by the script for the 'Blade Runner' sequel, according to Ridley Scott

Harrison Ford thinks the script for the 'Blade Runner' sequel is "the best" he's ever read.

The Hollywood legend starred in the 1982 original and is set to return for the much-anticipated sequel, and Ridley Scott has revealed he can't wait to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in the dystopian sci-fi sequel.

Ridley, who directed the original and has helped to write the sequel, said: "I sent him this [script] and he said, 'Wow, this is the best thing I've ever read', so it's very relevant to what happened [in] the first one."

Speaking to MTV News, the director added: "I'm not just doing a sequel with lots of action and see how far we can go with the special effects because you can't, really.

"Blade Runner kind of landed on a somehow very credible future. And it's very difficult to change that because it's been so influential with everything else."

Earlier this month, Ridley reopened the possibility of directing the 'Blade Runner' sequel.

The movie-maker previously said he won't be returning to the role for 'Blade Runner 2', but appears willing to perform a U-turn.

He said: "I don't know about not directing 'Blade Runner 2' yet."

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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