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Ridley Scott Says His Second 'Blade Runner' Is "Liable To Be A Sequel"

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 4, 2011 at 2:46PM

As if he didn't blow enough fanboy minds when it was announced that he'd be making an "Alien" spinoff thingy with "Prometheus," Ridley Scott positively left brains in a puddle on the floor when this summer he decided, he was going to head back to the world of "Blade Runner" as well. At the time, details were scarce. It wasn't known whether it would be a DNA sharing standalone like "Prometheus" or something directly linked, but Scott has shared a few cryptic details about what might be in store.
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As if he didn't blow enough fanboy minds when it was announced that he'd be making an "Alien" spinoff thingy with "Prometheus," Ridley Scott positively left brains in a puddle on the floor when this summer he decided, he was going to head back to the world of "Blade Runner" as well. At the time, details were scarce. It wasn't known whether it would be a DNA sharing standalone like "Prometheus" or something directly linked, but Scott has shared a few cryptic details about what might be in store.

He tells the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog that the film is "liable to be sequel" and it seems he's made quite some progress in the early stages of development. “I think I’m close to finding a writer that might be able to help me deliver,” Scott says, “we’re quite a long way in, actually.”

We'd guess he's pulling together a treatment before getting some writers to take a stab at the material, but if you're expecting Harrison Ford to return playing an elderly Deckard, you'd be mistaken. Producer Andrew Kosove said when the project was first announced, “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.” And Scott confirms that, again, in his mysterious way.

“...not with the past cast, of course,” he said about the possibility of any characters coming back. And Deckard? “No, not really.”

So in summary, it's a maybe sequel, without any of the original actors and "not really" Deckard either. Got that? As was noted be the producers, the earliest this movie can shoot is 2013, and that makes sense since they still need a script and cast and Scott is still busy getting "Prometheus" together. We have mixed feelings about all of this, but we suppose we'll have a firmer handle on our thoughts about this once we see what Scott delivers with his "Alien" world followup next summer. But a sequel without Deckard? Is that really a sequel then?

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