For quite a while now Ridley Scott has been developing a sequel to Blade Runner and Harrison Ford has indicated he’s potentially be interested in starring – if the script was good enough. It seems it must be, as Deadline reports that he’s now officially set to star.
While initially Ridley was thinking about directing himself, he’s since stepped aside and it looks like they’ve found his replacement. Denis Villeneuve, the man behind Prisoners and Incendies, is in talks to help the movie.
Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson from Alcon Entertainment, which owns the rights to Blade Runner, comment, “We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners. Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most universally celebrated films of all time, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with this amazing, creative team.”
Little is known about the plot, although it is known that it will feature Rick Deckard decades after the events of the first movie.