Sci-fi fans are abuzz today after hearing some promising news: that actor Harrison Ford has "been chatting" with director Ridley Scott about an in-the-works sequel to their influential thriller Blade Runner.
Earlier this year, fans learned that screenwriters were being courted to pen a follow-up to the sleeper hit from 1982.
This week, during a promotional tour for the new film Ender's Game,
veteran actor Ford gamely answered a few questions about Blade Runner.
"We've been chatting about it," he said of Scott's proposed sequel during an interview with gaming and entertainment website IGN.com.
Ford, now 71, also acknowledged earlier friction surrounding the film, which underwent post-production changes by studio executives and opened to lackluster reviews. Scott released a director's cut of Blade Runner and the movie eventually become an influential and enduring classic of the sci-fi genre.
"I remember [Blade Runner's shoot] with complication. But I'm not there to generate nostalgic moments, I'm there to do the job, to work. I quite understand that everybody has an ambition when they come to do a film and everyone's ambition may not be focused on the same thing," Ford says in the interview.
"I truly admire Ridley as a man and as a director and I would be
really happy to engage again in the further retelling of this story."
Originally based on author Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Blade Runner isn't the only 80s-era movie project fans are hoping Ford will revisit. Star Wars devotees are also hoping he, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will turn up in the forthcoming sequels.
What do you think? Should Ford reunite with Scott for a Blade Runner sequel or pass the torch to another actor?
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