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Harrison Ford Offered Chance to Reprise Blade Runner Role

Actor Harrison Ford poses as he arrives at Target Presents AFI Night at the Movies in Hollywood
Actor Harrison Ford poses as he arrives at Target Presents AFI Night at the Movies in Hollywood April 24, 2013. Fred Prouser—Reuters

Brooding cop Rick Deckard will again be played by screen icon Harrison Ford, if Alcon Entertainment honchos have their way, as a major offer is pending for the 71-year-old to reprise his role in the Ridley Scott sequel

Harrison Ford has been offered the chance to reprise his iconic role as Rick Deckard in the upcoming sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.

“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,” said Alcon Entertainment bigwigs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, according to Variety. “We would be honored, and we are hopeful, that Harrison will be part of our project.”

The storyline of the sequel is a closely guarded secret, but will certainly be set several decades after the Academy Award-nominated original, which took place in a dystopian 2019 Los Angeles.

Ford has already agreed to return as Han Solo in Disney’s Star Wars Episode VII, and Sci-Fi fans are desperately hoping the same will be true for Blade Runner, which is based on the Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

[Variety]

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