Back in October 2012, it was rumored that the actor was in talks to return as Rick Deckard from the original 1982 classic Blade Runner. Producer Andrew A. Kosove shot down those rumors just a few days later. But then, director Ridley Scott turned right around and revealed he was quite open to the actor returning.
"Yeah, we've been chatting about it."
Despite being considered one of the great classics in the sci-fi genre, its long been known that the original Blade Runner was a very troubled production. Harrison Ford and Ridley Scott didn't see eye to eye on what the movie was supposed to be, and there was a lot of on set turmoil between them. The actor has remained tight-lipped about these issues, never acknowledging them in the press. For the first time, Ford has admitted that he does not look back on that time fondly, but that he is willing to leave it in the past, and that he is excited to work with Ridley Scott once again.
"I remember [the first film] with 'complication'. But I'm not there to generate nostalgic moments, I'm there to do a job of work. I quite understand that everyone has an ambition when they come into a film and everyone's ambition may not be so focused on the same thing.
I truly admire Ridley as a man and as a director, and I would be very happy to engage again with him in the further telling of this story."
Ford also commented on the notorious voice-over when asked if it would return in the sequel, since it was later removed in the director's cut of the original. He joked about it at first, and then revealed it was part of the issue with the first one, and it was actually something he and the director agreed on.
"I'm not capable of losing my voice. Cutting out my tonsils...Cutting out my vocal cords...That was a big part of the issue. I didn't think it was necessary. It wasn't part of it. And Ridley didn't think it was necessary. That was something that came up from the studio."
We reported in May that Michael Green (Green Lantern) signed on to work on the script. Original Blade Runner writer Hampton Fancher came aboard to write the screenplay in May 2012, but it isn't known if Michael Green is working from Hampton Fancher's draft, or starting from scratch.
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