Ridley Scott confirms Harrison Ford will return for Blade Runner sequel, but he won't be directing it
Ridley Scott has confirmed that Harrison Ford will be returning to star in the long-awaited sequel to sci-fi classic Blade Runner, but has revealed he himself will not be directing the film.
A sequel to the iconic 1982 dystopian thriller has long been talked about by Scott, and, in a new interview with Variety, he confirmed that he and writer Hampton Fancher have a story in place, that Ford will return to star at Rick Deckard, but the reports adds that he has made it clear that he will find someone else to sit in the director's chair.
Speaking about his plans for Blade Runner, Scott said: "We (he and Fancher) talked at length about what it could be, and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline, and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one. Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it’s about finding him; he comes in in the third act."
The reports adds that the sequel will likely go into production at some point in 2015.
Scott's new epic Exodus: Gods And Kings stars Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton and is a new interpretation of the classic Bible story, where a defiant Moses (Bale) led thousands of slaves out of Egypt and rose up against the Pharoah Ramesses (Edgerton).
As well as Bale and Edgerton, Exodus: Gods And Kings will also star Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, Scott's frequent collaborator Sigourney Weaver and British veteran Ben Kingsley.
Exodus: Gods And Kings will be released into UK cinemas on Boxing Day (December 26th) this year.