Following up with the announcement that Ridley Scott is returning to helm another Blade Runner film, producer Andrew Kosove is not interested in having Harrison Ford return to the Rick Deckard role. Kosove told the LA Times blog: “But if you’re asking me will this movie have anything to do with Harrison Ford, the answer is no. This is a total reinvention, and in my mind that means doing everything fresh, including casting.” Kosove, from Alcon Entertainment, also reports that the earliest that shooting could begin would be early 2013, meaning that the soonest that the film could be out would be 2014.
Following the Blade Runner buzz:
- Spinoff Online contemplates how long is too long to come back for a sequel.
- Tony Scott, brother of Ridley, announces his sequel projects: another Top Gun and a remake of the classic Western The Wild Bunch.
- Wired.com decides that there’s six more Ridley Scott films that need a sci-fi remake, including Thelma & Louise.