Harrison Ford has reportedly entered talks to appear in Ridley Scott’s new Blade Runner project.
The actor has apparently been approached to reprise his role as Rick Deckard for the follow-up to Scott’s 1982 sci-fi.
Discussions are in “very early stages”, according to Twitch Film, but Ford’s potential recruitment appears to have debunked suggestions that no original castmembers will be returning.
The move also adds credence to reports that Scott wants the film to be a direct sequel to Blade Runner, rather than a reboot or prequel.
Producer Andrew Kosove claimed last August that Ford will not be invited back for the picture.
“In no way do I speak for Ridley Scott,” he said. “But if you’re asking me will this movie have anything to do with Harrison Ford, the answer is no.
“This is a total reinvention. In my mind that means doing everything fresh, including casting.”
Alcon Entertainment confirmed that more details about the new Blade Runner, including confirmation of its screenwriter, will be announced by the end of Feburary.
Scott is currently working on Alien-inspired movie Prometheus, which features the likes of Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron.