Ridley Scott Gives Updates for Both 'BLADE RUNNER' & 'PROMETHEUS' Sequels!

Ridley Scott's return to Sci-fi Prometheus has now touched down on shelves near you on DVD, Blu-ray & Blu-ray 3D. Amid the vast array of special features crammed inside is Scott's own feature-length audio commentary where the 74 year old Brit provides a brief update about the status of his upcoming follow-up to his hit 1982 sci-fi thriller Blade Runner. Plus Scott also reveals insights into the storyline of the Prometheus' sequel. The original made $400 million worldwide after its release earlier this year & became the 10th highest grossing film of 2012. Hit the jump for the details.

"I'm going through Blade Runner now," comparing the process to his work on Prometheus. "You start off with a blank sheet and you start to evolve. Sometimes you walk into this wilderness of mirrors that don't make any sense at all. Then, suddenly, two and two do make four and you think, 'Oh, that's good,' and you put that up there. It's a series of paving stones."

Scott also defends his casting of Guy Pearce as a 96-year old man. Because of the way cryogenic sleep is portrayed in the film, Scott imagines a world wherein crew members are provided mental exercises to keep their brains from atrophying. A scene was planned and never shot that would have seen a younger Peter Weyland."I had every intention of showing him as a younger man on board the super yacht in the cyber-Mediterranean with a lot of cyber-girls," Scott says. "As if he was going to say, at 96, 'If I'm going to into a cyber-sleep and I can select that sleep, I may as well be in my prime at 42 with some super-girls having a jolly good time and doing it for two and half years."

Scott was also questioned as to whether 70-year-old Harrison Ford will return to play lead character Rick Deckard. ''It's not a rumour - it's happening. With Harrison Ford? I don't know yet. Is he too old? Well, he was a Nexus-6 so we don't know how long he can live. And that's all I'm going to say at this stage.''  

Scott also revealed Prometheus #2 will pick up directly where the first film left off, with Dr. Elizabeth Shaw [Noomi Rapace] setting off in search of the Engineers homeworld with the severed head of David the android [Michael Fassbender]. We knew this already but Scott hints at David's role. ''Prometheus evolved into a whole other universe. You've got a person with a head in a bag that functions and has an IQ of 350. It can explain to her how to put the head back on the body and she's gonna think about that long and hard because, once the head is back on his body, he's dangerous.''

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