Harrison Ford has been offered a chance to again play brooding cop Rick Deckard in the follow-up to the landmark 1982 sci-fi movie, “Blade Runner.”
Alcon Entertainment’s chiefs, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, announced their interest Thursday to cast Ford in the upcoming Ridley Scott’s unnamed “Blade Runner” sequel. Along with original director Scott, the film is being written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Ford is also coming back as Han Solo in “Star Wars: Episode VII,” which is scheduled for a Dec. 18, 2015 release.
"We believe that Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have crafted with Ridley Scott an extraordinary sequel to one of the greatest films of all time," Johnson and Kosove reportedly said, in a statement. "We would be honored, and we are hopeful, that Harrison will be part of our project."
The original "Blade Runner" was adapted from the Philip K. Dick novel, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" The sequel will reportedly take place several decades after the events seen in the original movie, while other details about the upcoming movie are yet to be revealed.
According to reports, the 71-year-old actor could be the only one reprising his role from the original, though Scott had told MTV in 2012 that he was not sure about the idea of Ford reprising his role.
"With Harrison Ford? I don't know yet. Is he too old? Well, he was a Nexus-6 so we don't know how long he can live [laughs]. And that's all I'm going to say at this stage," he said at the time.