Ridley Scott: Ford called ‘Blade Runner 2’ script “best thing ever”

Blade Runner.

According to Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford found the Blade Runner 2 script the “best thing ever omfg wow!” or something. ‘Cause like, you know Scott would totally report, “I sent him the script and he found it to be cindering dog shit.”


That’s according to Ridley Scott, at least. During a conversation about the intersection of making films based on some of the oldest stories (such as Scott’s new Exodus) and science fiction, the subject of Blade Runner 2 came up. Scott has recently said the Blade Runner 2 script was going well, and that he was very happy with the results. And now he says that Harrison Ford is also incredibly happy with the draft — Scott none-too-humbly reports that Ford called the draft Scott and Hampton Fancher have been working on “the best thing I’ve ever read.”

While speaking to MTV, Scott talked about the Blade Runner 2 script and Harrison Ford. He said “it’s written and ready to go” and explained,

I sent him [the script] and he said ‘wow, this is the best thing I’ve ever read.’ It’s very relevant to what happened [in] the first one. I’m not just doing a sequel with lots of action and see how far we can go with the special effects, because you can’t really. [With] Blade Runner we kind of landed on a somehow very credible future. And it’s very difficult to change that because it’s been so influential with everything else.

We’d rather get that straight from Harrison Ford, frankly, but we’ll have to settle for this for now.

I still hate that this is happening.