Ridley Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’ Won’t Feature Harrison Ford, Says Producer

The folks over at Alcon Entertainment don’t want you to be worried about Ridley Scott’s upcoming follow-up to “Blade Runner.” They want you to be excited for it.

Just don’t expect to see Harrison Ford returning to this film, whether he wants to or not. “In no way do I speak for Ridley Scott,” producer Andrew Kosove told The Los Angeles Times about the project. “But if you’re asking me will this movie have anything to do with Harrison Ford, the answer is no.”

“This is a total reinvention,” he continued, “and in my mind that means doing everything fresh, including casting.”

With or without Ford, at least the “Blade Runner” remake has a very familiar face in the form of Ridley Scott. “Everything Ridley does as a filmmaker is fresh,” said Kosvoe. “I believe he sees an opportunity to create something that’s wholly original from the first ’Blade Runner.'”

He said they spent a lot of time trying to figure out how exactly they would pay homage to the original movie without ruining it by returning to the concept, and they ended up deciding that the flick should stand as much on its own as possible. How they do so — either as a prequel or sequel — still remains to be seen.

There’s still a lot to be done before the movie makes it to the big screen. A writer needs to be brought on board, the story needs to be agreed upon, and then of course filming needs to start. Kosove said that the earliest we can expect to see this movie is in 2014.

“We want people to know that we’re very serious about doing this in an artistic way. This isn’t just commercial fodder,” he said.

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