Get excited! Director Ridley Scott recently told MTV that Harrison Ford absolutely loves the script for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel. So much so that Ford apparently called it the best thing he's ever read. Let's hope he's even half right.
"I sent him [the script] and he said 'wow, this is the best thing I've ever read' so it's very relevant to what happened [in] the first one," Scott told MTV. "I'm not just doing a sequel with lots of action and see how far we can go with the special effects, because you can't really."
It's still unclear if Ridley Scott will direct the new Blade Runner movie, but it's looking increasingly likely that he won't. The script is ready and we'll just have to wait and see how this all shakes out. Scott understands the importance of Blade Runner to so many people, so hopefully there will be no major hiccups along the way.
"[With] Blade Runner we kind of landed on a somehow very credible future. And it's very difficult to change that because it's been so influential with everything else," Scott said.
Some people are simply opposed to sequels on principle. It makes it a thousand times more sensitive when you're talking about a sequel to a film like Blade Runner—an artifact that's been enormously influential to dystopian fiction. So here's hoping Harrison Ford is right about this one. A solid script would at least be a start.
Image: British Blade Runner poster from the Movie Poster Database