Blade Runner 2 is the Search for Deckard

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rick-deckardWe’re definitely going to see Ridley Scott direct Prometheus 2, but another science fiction sequel is coming that he won’t be doing.

In an article about Exodus Gods & Kings, Variety reveals that Ridley Scott won’t be directing Blade Runner 2. But the big news is what the movie is about:

When “The Martian” wraps later this winter, Scott already has a fair idea what he’ll be doing next, though it likely won’t be the much-anticipated “Blade Runner” sequel he developed with the original film’s co-screenwriter, Hampton Fancher. “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,” says Scott, who adds that fans can expect to see Harrison Ford back in the saddle as the futuristic gumshoe Rick Deckard. “Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it’s about finding him; he comes in in the third act.” Per Scott, that Alcon Entertainment production should go before the cameras within the next year, but with someone else directing (he’ll produce).

This is actually a bit funny considering one of the rumored plot points for The Force Awakened is a search for Luke. Hamill is being searched for in Star Wars, Ford in Blade Runner, so where does that leave Carrie Fisher. Doesn’t anyone want to search for her?