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Ridley Scott allays rumours of Harrison Ford return in Blade Runner sequel

Los Angeles, as seen in Ridley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner.

Sir Ridley Scott has allayed rumours by suggesting Harrison Ford is too old to return as Rick Deckard in the Blade Runner sequel.

The 74-year-old director confirmed the follow-up to the 1982 sci-fi classic has been green lit, but is unsure as to whether 70-year-old Harrison will return to play lead character Rick Deckard.

Ridley said: “It’s not a rumour – it’s happening. With Harrison Ford? I don’t know yet. Is he too old? Well, he was a Nexus-6 so we don’t know how long he can live. And that’s all I’m going to say at this stage.”

Scott also revealed an insight into to the sequel of Prometheus - which made $400 million worldwide after its release earlier this year and became the 10th highest grossing film of 2012.

He revealed the sequel is to pick up where the first film left off, with Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) setting off in search of the Engineers with the severed head of David the android (Michael Fassbender).

He said: “Prometheus evolved into a whole other universe. You’ve got a person with a head in a bag that functions and has an IQ of 350. It can explain to her how to put the head back on the body and she’s gonna think about that long and hard because, once the head is back on his body, he’s dangerous.

“I wish it was that easy. They’re going off to paradise but it could be the most savage, horrible place. Who are the Engineers?”

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