Sean Young, who played Replicant Rachael in Ridley Scott’s masterpiece “Blade Runner” said in an interview with Crave Online that she met with Alcon Entertainment – producers of the proposed sequel/remake/something – about potentially appearing in the new flick.
Well, I did meet with Alcon, the company that owns it and is planning to do the remake with Ridley. I did meet with them, but I think at that point they just wanted to meet me and I don’t think they have any plans of using any of the original people, although I can’t say for sure. I do think, let me just say it right here, I do think it would be a disappointment to the audience not to have Rachael in it but you know what, folks in Hollywood make mistakes all the time.
But, isn’t Young forgetting that she was a NEXUS-6 Replicant, a model that only lives for 4 years? So if the movie is a sequel (and not a remake like she says), how could she still be alive? Well, according to her, she wasn’t a NEXUS-6 at all.
Oh no, in the interpretation I’m the one that has no end date. I’m the one that rides off in the car with him at the end that has no end date. I’m NEXUS-7, not NEXUS-6.
In Ridley Scott’s “Final Cut,” Deckard (Harrison Ford) and Rachael don’t drive off in a car together. And since Scott is said to be directing the new installment, we can assume he’ll be keeping with the Deckard-is-a-Replicant-continuity established in his cut.
Also, assuming the movie ever happens, and assuming producers decide to use original characters, Young has to remember that none other than pop superstar Katy Perry has voiced interest in playing a new version of Rachael. Not that Perry would get the role – I think – but still, not great for Young’s chances.
*In all honesty, I think she would’ve made a great Newmar-esque Catwoman.
[Source: Crave Online]