Producer Andrew Kosove of Alcon Entertainment told Deadline: “It is absolutely patently false that there has been any discussion about Harrison Ford being in Blade Runner. To be clear, what we are trying to do with Ridley now is go through the painstaking process of trying to break the back of the story, figure out the direction we’re going to take the movie and find a writer to work on it. The casting of the movie could not be further from our minds at this moment.”
Kosove compared the Blade Runner followup to Scott’s long-awaited forthcoming return to science fiction, Prometheus, which has been described as a film which is not a prequel or sequel, but exists within “the same universe” as its predecessor, 1979’s Alien.
“What Ridley does in Prometheus is a good template for what we’re trying to do,” he said. “He created something that has some association to the original Alien, but lives on its own as a standalone movie.” Kosove was asked if Scott’s plans might allow Ford to return. “In advance of knowing what we’re going to do, I supposed you could say yes, he could,” he replied. “But I think it is quite unlikely.”