Producers of the new Blade Runner have denied that Harrison Ford is being lined up to star.
It was reported at the weekend that the star was to reprise his role as Rick Deckard from the 1982 original.
But now Alcon Entertainment, the company working with director Ridley Scott to return to the world of Blade Runner, have vehemently denied the claims. Boss Andrew Kosove told Deadline:
It is absolutely patently false that there have been any discussions 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.”
Explaining their intentions with the film, Kosove likened it to Scott’s forthcoming Alien ‘prequel’ Prometheus: “What Ridley does in Prometheus is a good template for what we’re trying to do. He created something that has some associations to the original Alien, but lives on its own as a standalone movie.”
He added that Ford’s potential involvement in the film further down the line was possible but “quite unlikely”.