After a weekend of internet speculation, the production team behind the new Ridley Scott Blade Runner project, Alcon Entertainment, have issued a statement denying Harrison Ford’s involvement in the project.
“It is absolutely patently false that there has been any discussion about Harrison Ford being in Blade Runner,” Andrew Kosove, one of the executives at Alcon, told Deadline. “To be clear, what we are trying to do with Ridley now is go through the painstaking process of trying to break the back of the story, figure out the direction we’re going to take the movie and find a writer to work on it. The casting of the movie could not be further from our minds at this moment.”
However, the door has not closed completely on Ford’s possible involvement. When asked directly if Ford could resurface, Kosove said: “In advance of knowing what we’re going to do, I supposed you could say yes, he could. But I think it is quite unlikely.”