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Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner needs no introduction. With its cutting-edge visuals and acute attention to detail, it is one of the most respected films in the sci-fi genre to this day. There have been rumors buzzing about a sequel since Alcon Entertainment announced plans for one last year, and Scott is now spilling some details—sort of.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Scott put to rest the recent rumor that Harrison Ford, star of the original, will be in the new film (for now). He said he hasn’t even decided if this Blade Runner follow-up would be a sequel or prequel, let alone if it would include Ford's character, Rick Deckard. Scott has, however, been in touch with Hampton Fancher, who co-wrote the 1982 adaptation of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
When asked if he had or hadn't ruled out the possibility of Ford being in the film, Scott said, "Absolutely not. But I’m not sure that that’s going to be a story point, so I don’t know. But if it were, nothing would please me more. Honestly."
Scott credits his positive experience on this summer's Prometheus for his interest in revisiting the "Blade Runner" universe. He also hinted at a sequel to Prometheus, going so far as to grin and literally knock on wood when asked if he thought the film would lead to a sequel.
Concrete details on the Blade Runner sequel aren’t likely to surface anytime soon, but you can be sure that as Prometheus nears release that Scott will field a number of questions about its progress. Prometheus stars Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, and Charlize Theron and hits theaters June 8.