Ridley Scott is heading towards his most famous science fiction worlds once again.
As the director gears up to release Exodus: Gods & Kings in December and start production on The Martian the month before, he’s given EW an update on the two most anticipated projects in his diary – the planned sequels to Blade Runner and Prometheus.
Speaking about Blade Runner 2, Scott made a joke about Harrison Ford’s recent injury on the Star Wars Episode VII set, while confirming that a script is finished: “It’s written and it’s damn good. Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years — despite the accident. So yes, that will happen.” Although Ford never confirms his involvement in anything until the last minute, the fact that the script is written and Deckard returns indicates that Scott is confident that his star will come back for the sequel.
As for Prometheus 2, Scott confirmed that a script was in the works, saying, “That’s the problem. I’ve got a lot of ducks in a row. But they’re all written.”
Scott’s next immediate project, The Martian, sees him delving into sci-fi again with Matt Damon playing an astronaut stranded and left for dead on Mars. Scott explained: “It’s like Robinson Crusoe — if you were marooned or shipwrecked, how do you survive?”
The Martian is scheduled for release in November 2015.
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