Alcon shoots down Harrison Ford Blade Runner rumours

News Simon Brew
7 Feb 2012 - 06:36
Blade Runner

Don’t expect Harrison Ford in a new Blade Runner movie. Plus, it seems there’s not even a writer on board the project yet…

Well, that story didn’t last too long.

Yesterday, it was widely reported (including by us) that Harrison Ford was involved in a natter or two about signing up for Ridley Scott’s new Blade Runner movie. Given that the film’s financier’s, Alcon Entertainment, had given the strong impression that the new movie would involve Scott only from the original, this seemed like something of a long shot. And so it’s proved.

Chatting to Deadline, an Alcon rep said that “it is absolutely patently false that there has been any discussion about Harrison Ford being in Blade Runner”. He added that “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."

That last comment suggests that the new Blade Runner movie isn’t quite as far along as we might have thought. If there’s still no writer in place for it, and the story hasn’t been hammered down, then it’s a couple of years off at the earliest, it would seem.

It does seem clear though that, whenever it turns up, Harrison Ford will not be involved…


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