While talking with Yahoo! Movies, Ridley Scott offered a few details about the upcoming Blade Runner sequel. The film will be set around 2047, roughly correlating with the original’s 2019. And though Harrison Ford will be in the film, Scott suggests Ryan Gosling will take over the series following the first sequel.
That’s right. A Blade Runner film series.
“Listen: Everyone else is, so why not? I love to work,” says Scott on the prospect of turning the seminal Blade Runner into a franchise. “The French say, ‘Work to live,’ and I live to work. I’m very lucky to have a job that I adore. All my kids do the same thing. Some of it’s trying, but it’s like being in professional sport. It’s so competitive [that] you better keep bouncing the ball. You can’t rest.”
I’ll given Scott that much, he’s definitely a restless talent. With more Blade Runner and Alien/Prometheus sequels on the way — and whatever else may draw his attention in between — you’d hardly believe he’s 77.
Of course, he has help in some of these endeavors. Blade Runner 2 will be directed by Sicario director Denis Villenueve while Scott continues his search for the Alien’s creator.