Well, that didn't take long. Only a day after this story broke, producer Andrew Kosove of Alcon have responded to the above crazy in a chat with Deadline. He's what he had to say...
“It is absolutely patently false that there has been any discussion about Harrison Ford being in Blade Runner. To be clear, what we are trying to do with Ridley now is go through the painstaking process of trying to break the back of the story, figure out the direction we’re going to take the movie and find a writer to work on it. The casting of the movie could not be further from our minds at this moment.”
And he goes on...
“What Ridley does in Prometheus is a good template for what we’re trying to do. He created something that has some association to the original Alien, but lives on its own as a standalone movie.”
We said the same thing a few months ago. We can see future movie sequels and prequels utilising the same approach. Set something in the same 'universe' and spin off other stories.
So in summary, definitely no Deckard appearance then...
“In advance of knowing what we’re going to do, I supposed you could say yes, he could. But I think it is quite unlikely.”
Oh. So that clears that up then!
In summary - no, Ford hasn't been approach. But they haven't ruled it out. Back to square one then.
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