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In a rare move, Alcon Entertainment revealed that they want Harrison Ford to return for the planned sequel to the sci-fi classic Blade Runner.
Alcon publicly noted they have put out an offer for Ford to reprise his role of Rick Deckard, reports Deadline. So far Hampton Fancher, who worked on the original film's screenplay - which is ever so loosely based upon Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? novella, and Michael Green wrote the new script, while original director Ridley Scott is attached to direct.
Bud Yorkin who produced the original 1982 film and sold off the ancillary rights three years ago, is on board to produce, along with Alcon's Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.
The pair said in a statement, according to the press release via Indiewire, "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. We would be honored, and we are hopefully, that Harrison will be part of our project."
The plot has been kept under wraps but is said to take place decades after the original film. If Scott were to direct with Ford returning as Deckard, it would go against the director's long stated views that Deckard was indeed a Replicant.