In an interview with Speakeasy | WSJ Ridley Scott has revealed that he will be directing the previously announced Blade Runner follow-up is “liable to be a sequel”:
“I think I’m close to finding a writer that might be able to help me deliver,” Scott says, “we’re quite a long way in, actually.”
The original film, inspired by the Philip K. Dick novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”? starred Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, but the sequel will not feature the character:
Scott says the new “Blade Runner” project is moving ahead “not with the past cast, of course.” No Deckard? “No, not really,” he says.