Alcon Entertainment has confirmed that actor Harrison Ford will reprise his role as 'Rick Deckard' in director Denis Villeneuve's "Blade Runner 2" (working title) for producer Ridley Scott, set 20 years after the original film:
"I’m quite curious and excited," said Ford.
"...I would be very anxious to work with Ridley Scott again, he’s a very talented and passionate filmmaker...and I think it would be very interesting to revisit the character."
As for the original film, Ford said, "I remember it with complication, but I'm not there to generate nostalgic moments, I'm there to do a job of work. I quite understand that everybody has an ambition when they come and do a film, and everyone's ambition may not be focused on the same thing."
Describing the opening scene of "Blade Runner 2", Scott said, "...there’ll be a vast farmland (Canada) where there are no hedges or anything in sight, and it’s flat ...And it’s dirt, but it’s being raked. On the horizon is a combine harvester which is futuristic with klieg lights, ‘cause it’s dawn.
"The harvester is as big as six houses. In the foreground is a small white clapboard hut with a porch as if it was from 'Grapes of Wrath'. From the right comes a car, coming in about six feet off the ground being chased by a dog. And that’s the end of it, I’m not gonna tell you anything else..."
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