Ridley Scott is a tough one to nail down. For a while now, the director of Alien and Gladiator has been dancing around some sort of project related to Blade Runner, a film many consider to be his best work.
A couple of months ago, he even signed a deal with Alcon Entertainment to direct something that relates to his 1982 science fiction classic, which was based on Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? But details have been murky at best and, well, he just hates to go on record about anything.
Now, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Scott has gotten a little closer to clearing things up by declaring his follow-up to Blade Runner is "liable to be a sequel." Having recently finished filming Prometheus, another project shrouded in mystery, Scott is now looking for writers to help him firm up concepts for the Blade Runner flick.
"I think I'm close to finding a writer that might be able to help me deliver," Scott told the WSJ. "We're quite a long way in, actually."
Asked if Harrison Ford's iconic character, Deckard, will be involved, Scott replied, almost conclusively, "No, not really."
So, all you Blade Runner fans take note — we're possibly one step closer to perhaps having an eventual sequel to what is arguably Scott's best film...maybe. But, hey, one thing is certain: Whatever ultimately gets produced, Scott will direct it. (I suppose this whole piece could've been condensed down to "Ridley Scott plans new sci-fi movie," but what fun would that have been?)