Thankfully, it seems the script is finished and in the hands of Deckard himself…
In an exclusive at Den of Geek US, scriptwriter Michael Green confirms that he’s already finished the screenplay for Blade Runner 2. And apparently, it’s been looked over by the one and only Harrison Ford. Let’s just hope he’s as keen on a ‘Blade Runner’ sequel as the rest of us.
“As far as I know, Harrison Ford has read it and liked it, but that is hearsay,” he explained. “I can tell you that working with Ridley Scott is a career highlight and one of the most fun experiences I’ve ever had. They say don’t meet your heroes — in the case of Ridley Scott, go ahead, you’ll only revere him more.”
Unfortunately, it looks as though it may take some time to make it to our screens… and although the script has been finished, there’s still the small matter of getting Ridley Scott (and the studio behind the project) to push forward into production.
“There’s probably some work to do on (the Blade Runner 2 script) should we get to the production phase,” he added. But he soon explained that Scott “was happy with the script… now it’s a question of whether and when he and the studio choose to pursue it.”
Of course, Michael Green has no shortage of other work to be getting on with… after all, he is currently penning the first three episodes of the Neil Gaiman adaptation American Gods. Not to mention following up with another Ridley Scott sequel, Prometheus 2.
Blade Runner 2 is rumoured to star Harrison Ford, presumably reprising the role of the titular replicant Blade Runner, Rick Deckard. Although the subject of Deckard’s status as a fully-fledged replicant remains uncertain, it looks as though we may finally get an answer if the sequel makes it to production.
Whether or not it’s the conclusion we’ve been waiting for remains to be seen… but the thought of Harrison Ford’s Blade Runner getting a few extra years is an intriguing concept. And I’ll be first in line to see the film when it appears in cinemas.
Do you want to see Blade Runner 2 make it to production? How do you think Deckard could survive the short lifespan of a replicant? Let us know what you think in the comments below…