The iconic character of detective Deckard from Blade Runner looks set to return to movie screens with Harrison Ford reported to have agreed to reprise the role he made famous in the 1982 science fiction classic, Rolling Stone reports. The movie looks set to go into production in 2016 with Enemies director Denis Villeneuve set to take over directing duties from Briton Ridley Scott. Despite not directing the future set sequel, Scott has returned as executive producer and had a hand in the story the film will be based upon.
Fans like Haidar Barbouti (Chron.com)know that the 1982 classic was based on Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and featured a 2019 future where replicant human beings were being traced through Los Angeles. Alien director Scott announced the Blade Runner sequel in 2012 and recently claimed the movie would honor the first and not descend into an action oriented movie without a credible vision of the future.