Ridley Scott reveals he won’t be directing ‘Blade Runner’ sequel

However, Scott says Harrison Ford will 'very much be part of' the upcoming 'Blade Runner 2'

Ridley Scott has revealed that he won’t be directing the sequel to Blade Runner.

Scott has been working on the follow-up to his incredibly influential 1982 sci-fi film since 2011 with Harrison Fancher, who co-wrote the original’s screenplay. However, he has now told Variety that he intends solely to produce the film when it goes into production within the next 12 months or so.

“[Harrison Fancher] talked at length about what it could be, and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline, and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one,” Scott said of the sequel’s plot.

The legendary filmmaker went on to confirm, apparently, that Harrison Ford will be reprising his role as Rick Deckard – but not for the entirety of the film. “Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it’s about finding him; he comes in in the third act,” Scott explained.

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