Whether you think it's a great idea or an awful one, the Blade Runner sequel is definitely happening, and celebrated director Ridley Scott has just shed some new light on the project, revealing that work is coming along at a pace.
“Blade Runner 2 is written and is damn good,” Scott told Entertainment Weekly. “Of course it involves Harrison [Ford], who is a survivor after all these years - despite the accident. So yes, that will happen.”
Unicorn theories laid to rest, it looks as though Harrison Ford could well be reprising his role as Replicant hunter Rick Deckard, which is sure to please and infuriate fans in equal measure. Scott (having a dig there at Ford's recent Star Wars VII woes), also confirmed that he intends to direct the movie.
The director also gave an update on Prometheus 2, revealing that it too was now fully written. However, with the 76 year old having The Martian, Halo TV show and the Blade Runner sequel ahead of him, finding time to helm the project himself may be difficult. “That’s the problem,” he admitted. “I’ve got a lot of ducks in a row. But they’re all written.” Still, after so many years shunning the sci-fi scene, Scott's eyes seem fixed squarely on the stars going forward. [EW]