Ridley Scott confirms new ‘Blade Runner’ will be sequel

Director is 'quite a long way in' with new story

Ridley Scott has suggested that the new Blade Runner movie will be a straight sequel.

Plans have been afoot for an follow-up of sorts to the 1982 sci-fi classic for some time, but no details have been revealed about what form the film would take. Now, Scott has apparently confirmed that the film will pick up the same story.

He told the Wall Street Journal: “It’s liable to be a sequel. I think I’m close to finding a writer that might be able to help me deliver. We’re quite a long way in actually.”

However, Scott added that it seems unlikely that Harrison Ford will reprise his role of Rick Deckard from the original film: “No, not really. Not with the past cast.”

Scott has been delving back into his history for his latest projects. His new sci-fi epic Prometheus is said to be a prequel to the Alien saga. It stars Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender.