Ridley Scott Not Directing Blade Runner Sequel



While doing press for his latest movie, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Ridley Scott lets it be known he will not be directing the sequel to Blade Runner.

In their interview with Ridley Scott, Variety makes note that the director “already has a fair idea what he’ll be doing next, though it likely won’t be the much-anticipated Blade Runner sequel he developed with the original film’s co-screenwriter, Hampton Fancher,” and also adding it should start filming next year with: “Per Scott, that Alcon Entertainment production should go before the cameras within the next year, but with someone else directing ([Ridley Scott will] produce).”

Ridley Scott did offer that Harrison Ford will return, and stated Ford will appear toward the end of the Blade Runner sequel.

“We talked at length about what it could be, and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline, and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one,” Ridley Scott said.“Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it’s about finding him; he comes in in the third act.” 

The original Blade Runner debuted in 1982 starring Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young.

Exodus: Gods and Kings premiers December 12th starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton.