Ridley Scott: ‘Harrison Ford says ‘Blade Runner 2′ script is best thing he’s ever read’

Scott says the script for the eagerly anticipated sequel is 'written and ready to go'

Harrison Ford has given the Blade Runner 2 his seal of approval, according to director Ridley Scott, branding it “the best thing he’s ever read”.

Scott has been working on the follow-up to his influential 1982 sci-fi film since 2011 with Harrison Fancher, who co-wrote the original’s screenplay. Last month (November) Scott revealed that he is not intending to direct Blade Runner 2 and will instead serve solely as one of its producers.

In a new interview with MTV, Scott confirmed that the sequel is “written and ready to go” and said that Ford is “absolutely” on board to reprise his role as Rick Deckard.

“I sent him this [script] and he said it’s the best thing he’s ever read. It’s very relevant to what happened in the first one,” Scott said.

The director has previously revealed that Ford’s Rick Deckard will not appear in the entirety of Blade Runner 2, saying: “Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it’s about finding him; he comes in in the third act.”

Ford spoke encouragingly about the Blade Runner sequel earlier this year, saying: “I think it would be very interesting to revisit the character.”