Director Ridley Scott has revealed that Ford Harrison stepped aside to hand over “Blade Runner 2” lead role to Ryan Gosling. Read On!
Reports claimed that Ridley Scott is determined that Gosling is a perfect fit for the lead role in his upcoming film project, “Blade Runner 2” as Richard Harrison stepped aside to play a minor role as Rick Deckard.
According to Inquisitr, the film will be in a different time frame as it will be set decades after the original movie.
“It was 2017, so coming back it’ll be 2047, roughly. As young as you can play Ryan Gosling. He’s 34, but he looks 27 when he’s doing his push-ups. So maybe 2050.” –via Yahoo
In Scott’s interview with Den of Geek, he told the site that he thinks Gosling will be doing he film with Ford.
“Harrison [Ford] is in, and the other person – I’m not certain yet, but… I shouldn’t say who. But there’s somebody else who’s very good, very interesting. I think Ryan Gosling is probably going to do it.” –via Den of Geek
The 34-year-old Canadian actor was rumored to play a new character as Ford might reprise his role as Rick, according to Scott. However, the 73-year-old actor won’t be the film’s central character anymore although his minor role will play an important part in the film.
Scott assured the site that Gosling’s character will be the main focus of the movie before adding that he can’t really divulge further detail other than that as it’ll give away the story of the upcoming film.
Moreover, the British director revealed that the “Sicario” filmmaker Denis Villeneuve would be directing the “Blade Runner” sequel, regardless the fact that he’s not the first choice.
In regards to “Blade Runner 2” plot, the director said that he’s been writing the script for the sequel for almost two years and it’s already done.
The original movie is mainly based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dreams of Electronic Sheep?” although there’s no written follow-up to his science fiction classic, Inquisitr said, the film-makers behind the 1982 film “took many liberties with the source material.” The production made a lot of changes in the plot and the ending. It actually has nothing to do with the Dick’s book, but they decided to take the “Blade Runner” title.
On the other hand, the upcoming movie’s release date is yet to be announced.