Ridley Scott is out promoting his latest film Martian, and the 78-year-old British filmmaker spoke with Yahoo! about the Blade Runner sequel, the possibility of more than one film, and admits that Deckard is a Replicant.
“Of course he’s a bloody Replicant!” said Scott.
According to Scott, Harrison Ford wasn’t too interested in a sequel to Blade Runner. He told Ford to read the script and after reading script Ford replied, “This is the best script I’ve ever had.”
When asked if there will be more than one sequel to Blade Runner, Scott gave a philosophical answer that could be interpreted as a yes.
Listen: Everyone else is, so why not? I love to work. The French say “Work to live,” and I live to work. I’m very lucky to have a job that I adore. All my kids do the same thing. Some of it’s trying, but it’s like being in professional sport. It’s so competitive [that] you better keep bouncing the ball. You can’t rest,” said Scott.
The interviewer, Jordan Zakarin tried to get Scott to reveal the time-frame for the sequel.
It was 2017, so coming back it’ll be 2047, roughly. As young as you can play Ryan Gosling. He’s 34, but he looks 27 when he’s doing his push-ups. So maybe 2050,” said Scott.
As the executive producer of the film Scott will have final cut.
Blade Runner 2 will be directed by Denis Villeneuve, with screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.
Production for Blade Runner 2 is scheduled for 2016.