Harrison Ford is back! Blade Runner sequel to be helmed by Prisoners director

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The last time we checked, Ridley Scott bowed out of directing the Blade Runner sequel. Now who’s going to take his place? It’s reported via Variety that Denis Villeneuve, the director of Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman, is in talks to helm the Alcon Entertainment film project.

The sequel is being written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green and is set decades after the original Blade Runner film, which took place in 2019 in Los Angeles.

Harrison Ford has said that the script for the second movie was the “best thing he’s ever read.” Well, that’s nice to hear. The actor will be playing Rick Deckard once again.

Ford is no stranger to reprising his roles, since he played an older Indiana Jones in Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls and will return as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Even though Scott is out as director, he will be producing with Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

“We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on ‘Prisoners,’” Kosove and Johnson said in a joint statement. “Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most universally celebrated films of all time, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with this amazing, creative team.”

Are you looking forward to the cyberpunk sequel?

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