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Harrison Ford Offered to Reprise Rick Deckard Role in 'Blade Runner' Sequel

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 15, 2014 at 1:51PM

It's official: Harrison Ford has been offered to reprise his iconic role as Rick Deckard in the sequel to "Blade Runner."
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Harrison Ford in 'Blade Runner'
Harrison Ford in 'Blade Runner'

It's official: Harrison Ford has been offered to reprise his iconic role as Rick Deckard in the sequel to "Blade Runner."

The film is a followup to the 1982 classic by the now-very busy Ridley Scott -- who was just announced to direct Matt Damon in "The Martian," as well as having "Prometheus 2" in the pipeline in some capacity -- and will be written by Hampton Fancher (who co-penned the original, adapted from Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?") and Michael Green. Scott has been attached to the project since its original announcement in 2011.

While it's unusual for producers to go public with their news of an offer to an actor, they're probably hoping that an emphatic reaction, online or otherwise, from fans would sway Ford, who's also starring in the latest "Star Wars" installment, into taking the bait.

There hasn't been any word from Ford's camp yet. Stay tuned.

This article is related to: News, Harrison Ford, Ridley Scott, Ridley Scott, Classics


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.