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Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 08/19/2011

‘Blade Runner’: The new movie won’t involve Harrison Ford


Harrison Ford: out of the next “Blade Runner.” (ANDREAS RENTZ/GETTY IMAGES FOR PARAMOUNT)

Harrison Ford won’t be in the new “Blade Runner” movie that Ridley Scott plans to direct.

At least that’s what producer Andrew Kosove says in an interview with the L.A. Times.

“In no way do I speak for Ridley Scott,” Kosove told the Times. “But if you’re asking me will this movie have anything to do with Harrison Ford, the answer is no. This is a total reinvention, and in my mind that means doing everything fresh, including casting.”

Ford’s potential participation was a topic of conversation in Thursday’s Celebritology discussion as readers puzzled over how, exactly, his character Rick Deckard might figure into the proceedings. Of course, Kosove’s comments don’t necessarily mean that Deckard is out of the picture; he could return, with someone else in the part.

But trying to speculate about how any of the elements from the first film will factor into the new one is pointless until more information leaks out. The story reiterates that it’s unclear whether the “Runner” runner-up will be a prequel, sequel or a narrative tangentially associated with the first Scott movie.

Kosove estimates that production won’t begin until early 2013 at the soonest. Which gives everyone plenty of time to speculate.

By  |  03:10 PM ET, 08/19/2011

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