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Harrison Ford Asked To Reprise Role In ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel
http://www.deadline.com/ ^ | May 14 2014 | ANITA BUSCH

Posted on 05/27/2014 3:50:41 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45

Alcon Entertainment has an offer out to Harrison Ford to reprise his role of Rick Deckard in its Ridley Scott-directed sequel to Blade Runner.

Original screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green are writing the new one, which takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.

Alcon acquired Blade Runner‘s film, television and ancillary rights in 2011 from producer Bud Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels of the sci-fi cult classic. Yorkin will serve as a producer on the sequel along with Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will co-produce. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers. Alcon actually sent a press release out that it offered the role to Ford (which is unusual in itself), but Ford gave an interview recently saying he was anxious to see the script. He has expressed interest in reprising the role in the past, but no deal is set as he has yet to read the script.

(Excerpt) Read more at deadline.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bladerunner; chitchat; cinema; film; harrisonford; hollywood; movies; ridleyscott; sciencefiction; scifi
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PUH-lease NO CGI cartoonish looking crap !

Syd Mead, Lawrence Paull and David Snyder.


1 posted on 05/27/2014 3:50:41 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

Awesome. I really liked the first film.


2 posted on 05/27/2014 3:52:26 PM PDT by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Denzel Washington is doing a remake of “The Equalizer” for a series of films. That is the one I hope will live up to the original.


3 posted on 05/27/2014 3:53:16 PM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Makes me think of how quickly these actors seem to age. It seems like just yesterday Indian Jones was cracking the whip against the Nazis. Now I don’t know, I picture him as this old guy who keeps falling off this blade he’s supposed to be running on.


4 posted on 05/27/2014 3:53:56 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Para-Ord.45

I’ve seen a magical movie, made long ago ... full of little jewels of film-making ... all those... moments... will be lost in time, like tears... in... rain.


5 posted on 05/27/2014 3:55:18 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: PapaNew
Makes me think of how quickly these actors seem to age. It seems like just yesterday Indian Jones was cracking the whip against the Nazis. Now I don’t know, I picture him as this old guy who keeps falling off this blade he’s supposed to be running on.

He was almost 40 when "Raiders of the Lost Ark" came out, that was 33 years ago.

Not so fast.

6 posted on 05/27/2014 3:56:46 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: Aevery_Freeman; ShadowAce; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; skinkinthegrass; ...

I did not think Blade Runner was all that great.


7 posted on 05/27/2014 3:58:00 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: ClearCase_guy
The original is as good as it will get. The tears in the rain scene is the single best cinematic death scene ever made in my opinion.

As I understand it Dolph Lundgren ad libbed it.

Tears in the rain
8 posted on 05/27/2014 4:00:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Douglas Trumbull!

Cheers,
Jim


9 posted on 05/27/2014 4:00:52 PM PDT by gymbeau (Tag line under review)
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To: Perdogg

I liked it, and still like it. It has real atmosphere, which is not all that common.


10 posted on 05/27/2014 4:01:40 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: cripplecreek

Rutger Hauer


11 posted on 05/27/2014 4:02:11 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yup sorry . I know that but my filing system brought up Lundgren and I quit searching.


12 posted on 05/27/2014 4:03:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: All

is ridley scott the producer of Prometheus?

after some free passes to see the new x men movie, I don’t have much respect for the new class of movie makers. (if you saw xmen iii you saw this movie already. to say it was pathetic writing, slooooww plot, inconsistent continuity and just plain stupid is an understatement. This xmen was produced by sony not Disney)

That said, Harrison ford yes, ridley scot no.


13 posted on 05/27/2014 4:03:58 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Perdogg

I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate....


14 posted on 05/27/2014 4:04:31 PM PDT by null and void (Disarm Hollywood! No Guns for Box Office!)
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To: null and void

I’ve seen attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion...

Hoss


15 posted on 05/27/2014 4:06:11 PM PDT by HossB86 (Christ, and Him alone.)
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To: Perdogg; Impy; Clintonfatigued; NFHale; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy

I was around 8 when it came out in 1982. I was riveted. I thought then as I do now that it was one of the best Sci-Fi/Film Noirs ever made. The only problem I had with the film was that they set it too soon in the future when it should’ve been at least a century away. I can’t imagine what sort of a story they’ll do with respect to a sequel.


16 posted on 05/27/2014 4:07:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ClearCase_guy
One of the best scenes in a movie, ever.
17 posted on 05/27/2014 4:07:29 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: HossB86

All those... moments... will be lost in time, like... tears... in... rain.


18 posted on 05/27/2014 4:08:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ClaytonP
Wow. Well, I know pat of it is theses actors work fairly brutal hours when they work. But I guess that would make him what - 73 years old?! Dang, hard to believe. Let's see - I mean he played a high school hot rodder in American Graffiti around 1969. Heck, that was what - 45 years ago? I guess that would still put him in his 60's. Maybe it's also because movies sort of make time stand still while the actors keep on getting older and later we get surprised by the aging process. For some reason though it seems like they age faster than the rest of us.

Either way, he may have a tough time coming across like a tough guy running along a blade and not falling off. That's probably not what "Blade Runner" means, but that's image it conjures up for me.

19 posted on 05/27/2014 4:10:17 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: cripplecreek

Did he ad lib being Rutger hauer as well?


20 posted on 05/27/2014 4:10:25 PM PDT by verga (Conservative, leaning libertatrian)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Most of the main cast members are still around. Just saying.


21 posted on 05/27/2014 4:11:11 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: verga

Yeah and he did a great job of it too. Fooled me.


22 posted on 05/27/2014 4:12:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PapaNew

“Graffiti” came out in 1973. Ford was about 31. I don’t believe he was playing a high schooler, though, but a twentysomething hot rodder. He turns 72 in July.


23 posted on 05/27/2014 4:13:37 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 1rudeboy

Oh, yeah. It was Hauer’s edit the night before the shoot that saved it from SF banality and made it what it is. Some of the crew cried when they saw it.


24 posted on 05/27/2014 4:13:51 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: RichInOC

But most were killed. Only Deckard, Rachael and the 2 cops (Bryant and Gaff played by M. Emmet Walsh and Edward James Olmos) lived.


25 posted on 05/27/2014 4:16:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

The script off of Philip K. Dick was ok, it was the set design, the models, the costumes that were gorgeous, different and so visually impressive. To this day nothing in the sci-fi genre has surpassed it.

CGI can NEVER replicate that feel. CGI cannot create that atmosphere where you could almost smell the wet streets of L.A.

We can spot CGI a mile away, it looks fake and feels cartoonish. It in fact turns any attempt at noir sci-fi into a Warner Brother cartoon.

IF they`re smart they`ll know what made Blade Runner Blade Runner and it wasn`t the lead actor.


26 posted on 05/27/2014 4:18:30 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“Only Deckard, Rachael and the 2 cops (Bryant and Gaff played by M. Emmet Walsh and Edward James Olmos) lived.”

Ford cannot play Deckard since Deckard was a replicant. Ford`ll have to play some other character.


27 posted on 05/27/2014 4:21:16 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Graffiti came out in 1973

My favorite character was Toad.

28 posted on 05/27/2014 4:21:43 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Para-Ord.45
CGI can NEVER replicate that feel.

Concur completely. The audience is becoming accustomed to it now. If you're old enough to remember when Ray Harryhausen's work was new, it was astonishingly realistic to those audiences. These days it's nostalgic camp. Sure got to me, though.

29 posted on 05/27/2014 4:22:00 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Perdogg

It had very innovative design and cinematography.


30 posted on 05/27/2014 4:23:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"if only you could see what I have seen with your eyes"


31 posted on 05/27/2014 4:24:16 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Maybe as a cameo. But he’s a little long in the tooth for realistic action.


32 posted on 05/27/2014 4:24:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: KC Burke

LOVED “The Equalizer”

That said, it worked because Edward Woodward was a great actor, was able to deliver his lines completely dead-pan, and portray the impression that he really could deliver on his threats. It didn’t need to be explained, you knew from the first moment that this was a violent person.

Somehow, I don’t see Denzel Washington being able to play that believably.


33 posted on 05/27/2014 4:25:49 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Ford could’ve easily been replaced with Tom Selleck and it would’ve been just as good. Aside from the visuals, it was all the supporting players that made it tops. I don’t see anyone today that could come close to equaling those actors. Too many pretty boys that are as menacing as an egg salad sandwich. Hauer, the late Brion James, Joanna Cassidy and even Daryl Hannah all managed to be menacing. The great Joe Turkel as Tyrell (who was also just as great in his small part as the bartender in “The Shining”).

I worry we’d end up with a black hole of a sequel filled with the likes of Channing Tatum, the nadir of leading men in today’s Hollyweird.


34 posted on 05/27/2014 4:27:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

And I know, the quote was not from that scene; still, love that quote. Great “death scene” however...Very powerful.


35 posted on 05/27/2014 4:28:22 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

It is 32 years since the original Blade Runner...

A half-black, half-replicant android has attained a position of considerable power.

The “blandroid” has no past. No origin. All such records have been erased. No one admits to anything. The Voight-Kampff machine yields indeterminant results.

Yet, from his position of power, the blandroid replicant has managed considerable destruction. Few spinners are in the skies. And this has made the blandroid replicant angry.

Retired police officer Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is called in to investigate the illegal transfer of disruptor weapons. All evidence leads back to the blandroid. Deckard finds a way to bring the blandroid down, but before he can act on the information, the blandroid finds out and sends his Turner Corporation replicants to destroy Decker.

Will humanity survive?


36 posted on 05/27/2014 4:29:23 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Para-Ord.45

That was never definitively confirmed. I’ll tell you why I personally don’t believe it, and that’s because when he fought against the other replicants, they all beat him to a pulp. He would’ve had their equal strength, especially if he was a law enforcement officer (after all, if Daryl Hannah’s Pris, the “Pleasure Model”, was that powerful, it wouldn’t make sense if a cop wasn’t).


37 posted on 05/27/2014 4:31:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Para-Ord.45

I’m not sure I buy into that summary.

Deckard was probably one of the special ones as well, no mandated expiration date, like his new girlfriend at the end of the movie.

If he and his GF were special, it may be that they will age naturally as well.

Disclaimer: I never read the book.


38 posted on 05/27/2014 4:31:55 PM PDT by Aqua225 (Realist)
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To: Veggie Todd

39 posted on 05/27/2014 4:32:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Billthedrill
No CGI can duplicate the real thing. Here`s hoping they build the stuff
40 posted on 05/27/2014 4:33:03 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“Well, howdy! I want more life...please, sir...”


41 posted on 05/27/2014 4:33:29 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: kidd

Excellent!


42 posted on 05/27/2014 4:33:55 PM PDT by null and void (Disarm Hollywood! No Guns for Box Office!)
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To: kidd

You just wrote the next Bladerunner story outline


43 posted on 05/27/2014 4:34:33 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

oh !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7o0rvVxU0w

” He`s a replicant”


44 posted on 05/27/2014 4:37:46 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; Impy; Clintonfatigued; NFHale; sickoflibs; GSP.FAN

80 year old Han Solo running around is a joke, whether it’s in the future or a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Gay.


45 posted on 05/27/2014 4:38:51 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
The only problem I had with the film was that they set it too soon in the future when it should’ve been at least a century away.

That's the same problem the global warming crowd has had. They set it too soon in the future and now that none of their nonsense has come to pass they look silly.

46 posted on 05/27/2014 4:39:37 PM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Perdogg

I agree. A mediocre SciFi IMO.

They need to remake Dune.


47 posted on 05/27/2014 4:42:45 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: Para-Ord.45

That’s Ridley Scott. I still say that doesn’t jibe with the character and his decided lack of strength (and Scott himself seems to be somewhat tongue in cheek with the claim). I believe Deckard is human.


48 posted on 05/27/2014 4:43:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Hammerhead
They need to remake Dune.

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That I agree with. I read the book, and the movie was a disappointment.

49 posted on 05/27/2014 4:44:41 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
believe Deckard is human.

Yes, but has he lost his humanity? Oooo, I, Sirius, am deep and so I will treat myself to another ginNtonix.

50 posted on 05/27/2014 4:44:49 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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