We are on the brink of seeing Ridley Scott’s return to science fiction with the film ‘Prometheus’ scheduled for release around Australia on Thursday June 7th. In 1979 Scott’s ‘Alien’ film was released and in 1982 ‘Blade Runner’ hit screens, in the three decades since Scott has not directed another sci/fi feature film.
While most fans attention will be on ‘Prometheus’ over the coming weeks as if to tantalise us with the fact that we’ll likely be seeing another sci/fi film from Scott soon after ‘Prometheus’, reports have come out of Scott commenting upon the ‘Blade Runner’ sequel which is currently scheduled for a release sometime during 2014.
Few details are currently known about the new ‘Blade Runner’ film however it is being touted as a sequel to the original film, not a prequel, reboot or remake, but a continuation of the existing story. In regards to any involvement from Harrison Ford Scott has dropped the following hint;
I don’t think it’ll be Harry starring. But I’ve got to have him in it somewhere. That’d be amusing.
Not much to go on there, but having an appearance by Ford in the film would lend a nice sense of continuity to the franchise. No doubt some fans might question whether they want or need a new ‘Blade Runner’ film, but the anticipation for that film will likely be heavily impacted upon by the reception of ‘Prometheus’ and whether Ridley proves he can still deliver something as amazing now, as he did so many years ago.
Stay tuned to accessreel for our Prometheus review this weekend!