Ridley Scott has been hard at work on both a sequel for ‘Blade Runner‘ as well as ‘Prometheus‘ and he’s decided to grace us with a few updates on each film. With ‘Exodus: Gods & Kings’ hitting this December and production starting in November for ‘The Martian‘ you would think these projects would still be at the back of his mind. The fact that he’s actively working on them at all shows just how dedicated to his craft that this 76-year-old director is. This kind of dedication and passion has created a slew of hits over the years and while some of the misses have been major, he’s done much more good than bad.
We already know that Harrison Ford was offered a role for the ‘Blade Runner’ sequel and Scott made sure to joke about the actor’s recent injury during the ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ shooting. He did so by confirming that the script was written by saying that “It’s written, and it’s damn good. Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years — despite the accident. So yes, that will happen.” Poor Ford, a bum leg in real life and soon to have one in the film as well!
Yes, the actor is getting on in years but the last Indiana Jones movie aside, he’s still a tremendous presence on screen and I hope to see him somehow return to the role. As Deckard shouldn’t age, I’m curious how they’ll explain that away on screen.
As for ‘Prometheus 2‘ he also mainly touched on the script by saying that “That’s the problem. I’ve got a lot of ducks in a row. But they’re all written.” While I know there is a lot of people down on the film for understandable reasons, I still want to see where he intends to go with it.
He also quickly touched upon ‘The Martian’ by saying that “It’s like Robinson Crusoe — if you were marooned or shipwrecked, how do you survive?” which could make for a really fun survival movie.
As both movies are probably happening let us get over the thought of how a ‘Blade Runner’ sequel could ruin our love for the first film as well as how much work ‘Prometheus 2’ has in front of it to make us forget the script from the first film and just enjoy the visuals. Instead I ask, what would you like to see in each of these sequels?