After recently explaining that he wouldn’t return for Blade Runner 2 it looks as though Ridley Scott has had a change of heart… revealing that he may direct the sci-fi sequel after all.
During an interview with Yahoo! Movies UK, the Blade Runner director explained that he might yet return to the tale of Deckard…
“I don’t know about [not directing Blade Runner 2] yet,” he admitted. And when pressed on who he’d like to see replace him, it sounds as though he’s having trouble letting go.
“It’s a tricky one because it’s so personal,” he said. “The script is very, very good. Very good. I wouldn’t know [what sort of director we’d want]. It’s a hard one to track because it’s a very personal piece of my work.”
“[Blade Runner] may be one of the most personal pieces I did,” he added. “I got so beaten up for it, I said I’d never try that again. But here we are. It’s sitting there ready to be made.”
It was previously thought that Scott was simply too busy to take on the ambitious project… and with The Martian due out November next year, it’s possible that a production overlap may well cause some problems.
But perhaps the studio would be willing to overlook that, in the interest of keeping Scott on board…
Either way, it looks as though Blade Runner 2 is nearing production, and with a 2015 release date, it’s about time. Of course, Harrison Ford has long been rumoured to return in the sequel, and Ridley Scott recently explained how that might happen.
“Harrison is very much part of this one,” he told Variety. “But really it’s about finding him; he comes in in the third act.”
Of course, having Scott on board to direct is one thing… but whether or not it can top the original is quite another matter. Will it be any good? For now, we’ll have to wait and see. But I can’t help thinking that Blade Runner 2 might not live up to its predecessor.
Do you think Ridley Scott will end up directing Blade Runner 2? Will it be as good as the original? Let us know what you think in the comments below…