Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Harrison Ford, Sequel King: First Star Wars, Now Blade Runner


Yes it’s true. Harrison Ford is re-teaming with Ridley Scott for the sequel to “Blade Runner.” The 1982 film is now 32 years old and a cult classic. This is Ford’s second sequel announcement since he agreed to play Han Solo, assisted living president, in “Star Wars 7.” What’s next? “Witness 2”? Anyway, Alcon is financing with Warner Bros. Expect a trilogy with spin offs as this is the new Hollywood where branding is all.

PS Weird wording for the press release. It says “An offer is out to Harrison Ford…” Not a definitive. Is their way of forcing him to terms? What if he doesn’t accept the offer? Whoops! That would be embarrassing. We’ll what happens…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News