Back in August we brought you the news that a new Blade Runner movie was in the works at Alcon Entertainment and that original director Ridley Scott, currently in post-production on his Alien prequel Prometheus, would be the guiding force behind this latest journey into a dark and perpetually rainy future. Then it was reported that under Scott’s direction the new film will likely be a complete departure from the original Blade Runner.
But in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog, Scott revealed that his Blade Runner movie is â€œliable to be a sequel.”
Even though the film’s release is still a few years away the development is starting to pick up speed. â€œI think Iâ€™m close to finding a writer that might be able to help me deliver,â€ the 74-year-old Scott said, â€œweâ€™re quite a long way in, actually.â€
But anyone hoping for some of the original Blade Runner‘s iconic characters to return will be disappointed as the director said the new film will be made but â€œnot with the past cast, of course.â€ What about the possible return of Harrison Ford as android-hunter extraordinaire Rick Deckard? â€œNo, not really.â€ Andrew Kosove, a producer on the film, confirmed this news when he said, “This is a total reinvention, and in my mind that means doing everything fresh, including casting.â€
Scott is looking to start production on the new Blade Runner, be it a prequel or sequel or companion piece or whatever, in 2013 for release sometime in 2014.