It’s official: Harrison Ford has been offered to reprise his iconic role as Rick Deckard in the sequel to “Blade Runner.”
The film is a followup to the 1982 classic by the now-very busy Ridley Scott — who was just announced to direct Matt Damon in “The Martian,” as well as having “Prometheus 2” in the pipeline in some capacity — and will be written by Hampton Fancher (who co-penned the original, adapted from Philip K. Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”) and Michael Green. Scott has been attached to the project since its original announcement in 2011.
While it’s unusual for producers to go public with their news of an offer to an actor, they’re probably hoping that an emphatic reaction, online or otherwise, from fans would sway Ford, who’s also starring in the latest “Star Wars” installment, into taking the bait.
There hasn’t been any word from Ford’s camp yet. Stay tuned.