Even though Harrison Ford is deep into fulfilling his contractual obligations regarding his involvement in the new Star Wars movies it appears he’s already thinking about starring in a sequel to the 1982 sci-fi, cult classic Blade Runner, thanks to a recent meeting with director Sir Ridley Scott.
The pair met in London the night before Ford suffered an injury which sidelined him from filming J.J. Abrams Star Wars Episode VII, the nature of the meeting was to discuss the possibility of reprising his role once more as replicant hunter Rick Deckard.
Speaking to Yahoo recently Scott was quizzed about the possible sequel, he replied:
It’s on the charts, I can’t say when that would be yet, because of [Ford’s] thing with ‘Star Wars’. It’s a sequel – it’s what happens next. It’s quite surprisingly clever.”
Scott is currently also involved with a project of his own, bringing Andy Weir’s book The Martian to the big screen starring Matt Damon, but it obviously hasn’t stopped him from brainstorming with Ford about Blade Runner 2
No word yet on a script or a possible date for release, right now it seems the idea has been tabled and with both parties interested an opening in schedules will no doubt play a major part in this sequel becoming a reality.