Alcon Entertainment has an offer out to Harrison Ford to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in its sequel to “Blade Runner,” to be directed by the original’s helmer, Ridley Scott.
Hampton Fancher, co-writer of the screenplay of the iconic 1982 sci-fi film, and Michael Green are the screenwriters. The story in the sequel is being kept under wraps other than being set several decades after the conclusion of the original — which took place in a dystopian 2019 Los Angeles.
Alcon has been working on the project for over three years, since announcing in early 2011 that it had secured film, TV and ancillary franchise rights to produce prequels and sequels.
There were 3 more Deckard novels written by Dick’s longtime friend K.W. Jeeter. They are:
- Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human (1995),
- Blade Runner 3: Replicant Night (1996),
- Blade Runner 4: Eye and Talon (2000).
A talented writer could adapot of or parts of all three novels into a decent sequel, perhaps resolving some of the differences between Dick’s novel and the original film. 1