All over the web yesterday was the report that Harrison Ford would be coming back to star in some role in the Blade Runner reboot that is currently in the works. We were all wrong.
Today comes the announcement from Alcon Entertainment that “It is absolutely patently false that there has been any discussion about Harrison Ford being in Blade Runner.” Well I guess I’ll never really know if Deckard was a Replicant after all.
Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson run Alcon together and today said “To be clear, what we are trying to do with Ridley now is go through the painstaking process of trying to break the back of the story, figure out the direction we’re going to take the movie and find a writer to work on it. The casting of the movie could not be further from our minds at this moment.”
Similar to how Ridley Scott’s Prometheus has some association with the original Alien, it lives on its own as a standalone project. That is what they want to do with the new Blade Runner project. But there is this little gem when asked if Ford could show up: “In advance of knowing what we’re going to do, I supposed you could say yes, he could. But I think it is quite unlikely.”