28 Feb – 72-year-old American actor, Harrison Ford has confirmed that he will be reprising his role as the titular hunter, Rick Deckard in the next "Blade Runner" sequel for Alcon Entertainment.
According to Deadline, another announcement was made on Thursday, saying that the director spot for the "Blade Runner" sequel is in negotiations with Denis Villeneuve, director of "Prisoners" to replace Ridley Scott who directed the first "Blade Runner".
Villeneuve is also known as the Oscar nominated director for "Incendies".
Producers of the sci-fi thriller, Ridley Scott and Andrew Kosove said in a joint statement, "We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on "Prisoners"."
The sequel film is estimated to start shooting next summer, with a script written by both Hampton Fancher and Michael Green that has already garnered high praise.
Ford has recently said that the second installment's script was the best thing he's ever read. The untitled sequel to "Blade Runner" is said to take place several decades after Rick Deckard and Roy Batty battled it out in the original film.
In the meantime, the "Star Wars" actor will be busy putting the finishing touches to his upcoming thriller "Sicario," which has been scheduled for release on the big screen this coming September.
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