Harrison Ford will star in the much-anticipated sequel to Blade Runner, director Ridley Scott has confirmed.
However, Scott will not direct the follow-up to this iconic film, even though he worked with the original movie's screenwriter, Hampton Fancher, to develop its script.
Ford has become something of a cinematic Lazarus this year, resurrecting his most famous character, Han Solo, in a new Star Wars film.
“We talked at length about what it could be, and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline, and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one,” Ridley Scott said.
“Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it’s about finding him; he comes in in the third act.”
There is no word on who will replace Scott in the director's seat.
Ford was recently confined to a wheelchair after he suffered a serious ankle injury aboard the Millennium Falcon, which was parked on a film set in London.
He seemed to have made a full recovery and was spotted on two legs at a film première just a month after the accident.
Perhaps doctors were able to nick a quote Harrison Ford's other famous character and say: "You're all clear, kid." ®