Harrison Ford won't be in Blade Runner sequel - report

Harrison Ford as Deckard in a scene from Blade Runner. Photo / Supplied
Harrison Ford as Deckard in a scene from Blade Runner. Photo / Supplied

It's been called the greatest science-fiction movie ever made - and now a Blade Runner sequel is being planned.

But reports that Harrison Ford is involved in the sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 cult classic have been denied.

Scott has been busy on his Alien prequel Prometheus, but movie website Twitch Film reported he was planning to recruit Ford for a Blade Runner sequel as his next project.

Those reports have since been shot down.

"It is absolutely patently false that there have been any discussions about Harrison Ford being in (a sequel to) Blade Runner," producer Andrew Kosove told Deadline.

"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."

Last August Kosove said the sequel would be a "total reinvention" that would do "everything fresh".

In Blade Runner, Ford played a retired police officer who was cajoled into one last job to hunt down and destroy a group of "replica" robot humans.

It fared poorly at the box office but has gone on to become a cult favourite.

A digitally remastered Final Cut of the film was released in 2007.

- Herald online

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