Earlier this week news broke that Harrison Ford had entered early negotiations to reprise his role of Rick Deckard in Ridley Scott’s reboot of his 1982 sci-fi epic Blade Runner. Andrew Kosove of Warner Bros-based production company Alcon Entertainment has come out & fiercely denied the rumor, saying that such discussions have not taken place & that it is "quite unlikely" that the film will develop in a way that would require the involvement of Ford. Hit the jump for the details.
Kosove told Deadline:
Kosove "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."
Ford played Rick Deckard in the original, an operative called out of retirement to track down a quartet of replicants consigned to slave labor on remote planets who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator to find a way to extend their short life spans. Blade Runner was loosely based on Philip K. Dick's 1968 science fiction novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The novel received three authorized sequels, written by Dick’s friend K.W. Jeter, which were entitled The Edge of Human, Replicant Night & Eye & Talon. They continue the story of Rick Deckard & attempt to resolve many of the differences between the novel and the movie.