Despite not working well with Ridley Scott on the set of Blade Runner back in the early 80’s actor Harrison ford is nonetheless in talks with Alcon Entertainment for a role in the Blade Runner sequel that was announced last year.
The buzz on the street is that he won’t play a lead role but instead might merely shed light on the origin of the Nexus 6 / 7 programs. As Ridley Scott spoilered a few years back that Rick Deckard was a replicant, meaning he would be a Nexus 7 or one up from Rutger Hauer’s Nexus 6.
It is also reported that the story is already well-developed but the studio is still looking for a writer which I think is a contradiction in terms.
Harrison Ford himself has so far merely stated, “I wouldn’t feel bad if I were not invited to the party.” Which is probably an allusion to his difficult relation with director Ridley Scott.
Now word yet on a firm release date, but don’t expect this one before 2014.