Harrison Ford to reprise lead role in Blade Runner sequel
Ford will play police officer Rick Deckard in the Blade Runner sequel to be directed by Denis Villeneuve.
17:29 27 February 2015
Harrison Ford has been confirmed to reprise his lead role in Blade Runner sequel which is to be directed by Denis Villeneue and produced by Ridley Scott, the director of the first installment of the sci-fi thriller.
No specific information about the plot has been revealed as yet but sources said that the movie will be set “several decades” after the 1982 neo-noir original, which took place in Los Angeles in 2019.
“We are honoured that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis, who is a singular talent as we experience personally on Prisoners,” producers Kosove and Johnson said in a statement.
“Hampton and Michael (Francher and Green, writers), with Ridley, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most universally celebrated films of all time, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with this amazing, creative team.”
Scott said last December that Ford had been sent the script and “said it’s the best thing he’s ever read”.
“It’s very relevant to what happened in the first one,” he told MTV. “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.”