Harrison Ford Still Might Be in 'Blade Runner' Sequel
Well, may yet see Harrison Ford as an aged replicant clinging to his youth with an earring.
Despite Ridley Scott's claim that his unfortunately planned Blade Runner sequel would be made "not with the past cast, of course," TwitchFilm has since heard otherwise--that the film may in fact be made with the past cast, of course. Their sources say Scott and producers have decided to go the tried-and-true Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull route, bringing Ford back and bundling him in the familiar brown wrapping we know and love, and according to their report, Ford has already entered early talks to join the film in some capacity.
If true, the casting would go not just against Scott's earlier promise but also the words of producer Andrew Kosove, who late last year told the L.A. Times:
"...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."
The casting would also pretty much go against Blade Runner's heavily-insinuated notion that Harrison Ford's Deckard was himself a replicant who would never live long enough to star alongside Diane Keaton in Morning Glory, so hopefully Ridley Scott has a good reason for dragging the actor back into this. Like to play a new Blade Runner's quietly delighted grandpa, maybe?