Scott today reveals to Variety that he is not looking to direct Blade Runner Sequel anymore. Having already helped develop the screenplay alongside Hampton Fancher, Scott remains very active in the sequel’s development, but now says his plan is to serve only as producer with a helmer expected to be announced in the near future.
“We talked at length about what it could be,” Scott tells the trade of the sequel’s story, “and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline.”
The project, which is planned to go into production next year, should feature the return of Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard. Scott has a few potential spoilers, too, regarding Deckard’s specific role in the story.
“Harrison is very much part of this one,” Scott continues, “But it’s really about finding him. He comes in in the third act.”
Released by Warner Bros., Blade Runner is based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” The film was nominated for two Academy Awards.