Harrison Ford 'Wanted For Blade Runner Sequel'
Star could be going back to another of the roles that made him famous in Ridley Scott's new movie...
Harrison Ford could be making even more sci-fi fans happy if reports that he's been offered the chance to reprise his Blade Runner role in a sequel to the much-admired movie are true.
The veteran actor, who has already thrilled fans by reprising his role as Han Solo Star Wars: Episode VII, is reported by Variety to have been publicly offered the role of Rick Deckard in Ridley Scott's as-yet unnamed follow-up.
Deckard was the main character in the original film, a so-called blade runner hired to destroy rogue replicants (human-like robots) in a dystopian future.
The film is one of the biggest influences on modern sci-fi, with its dystopian look informing everything from Looper to The Hunger Games.
While Ford's name has been brought up before in anticipation of the sci-fi follow-up, this is the first official word we have that he's been in discussions for the project.
And now, the role is apparently his for the taking… if he wants it.
That's really the big question, as Ford, unlike many other movie stars, has not been so quick to cash in on big-time blockbuster opportunities — though with roles in Ender's Game and the new Star Wars he might be rethinking that approach.
Still, this is different, as the script was co-written by original Blade Runner scribe Hampton Fancher and will be directed by Scott. If Ford signs on, then a huge part of the creative team from the original movie will be back, more than thirty years later.
There are no details about the sequel, including how big Ford's role might be, other than the fact that it takes place a few decades after the original — something which also calls into question the long-held fan theory that Deckard was himself a replicant.