Ridley Scott wants Harrison Ford for ‘Blade Runner’ sequel

The star could be in line to reprise his role of Rick Deckard

Ridley Scott wants Harrison Ford to appear in his forthcoming Blade Runner sequel.

Since the project was announced, there has been much speculation over whether the star will reprise his role of Rick Deckard from the 1982 sci-fi classic. But now the director has said that while the story will not focus on Deckard, he wants Ford to appear.

He told The Independent: “I don’t think it’ll be Harry [starring]. But I’ve got to have him in it somewhere. That’d be amusing.”

It was recently revealed that the new film will be a straight sequel rather than a prequel, and that it will centre around a female protagonist. Announcing the movie, producers Alcon Entertainment said recently: “The three-time Oscar-nominated Scott and his Blade Runner collaborator [Hampton] Fancher originally conceived of their 1982 classic as the first in a series of films incorporating the themes and characters featured in Philip K Dick’s groundbreaking novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, from which Blade Runner was adapted.

“Circumstances, however, took Scott into other directions and the project never advanced. It is a perfect opportunity to reunite Ridley with Hampton on this new project – one in fact inspired by their own personal collaboration [and] a classic of cinema if there ever was one.”

Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus is released this week.