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Published On: Tue, Aug 9th, 2011

Harrison Ford discusses reboot of ‘Blade Runner’

Alcon Entertainment stirred up a hurricane of controversy when it acquired the rights to produce prequels and sequels to Blade Runner.  Since its release in 1982, Blade Runner has cultivated a reputation as one of the all-time great science fiction movies.  Alcon co-founders/co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove acquired the property because they, too, are fans of the property.  But they must tread carefully to avoid keep from alienating the core fanbase, a very protective bunch.

Omelete asked, “There’s a lot of talk about a new Blade Runner movie. Maybe developing into a TVseries, things like that. How do you feel about it?”  Ford responded:

 

“I don’t have any feeling whatsoever. It was an interesting part of my professional life, I’m glad I made that movie, I’m glad that it got released without the hideous voice-over and I don’t know anything about it. I don’t have a judgement about how wise it is to revisit it. I personally think if you’re gonna do… The ambition every time that I’ve been involved in a sequel of a film or a movie that had a number of iterations, I always felt that we were responsible for bringing something new to the characters and to the experience of the audience. If they go into it with the ambition and some very good idea of how to bring something new to it, maybe it’ll be successful.

I wouldn’t feel bad if I were not invited to the party, because I would understand they would want fresh blood to be spilled. So there you are. They’re making another Jack Ryan movie and I’m not involved. So that’s the way it is.”

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