Director reveals more details in interview . . .
a.) It is not a remake or a reboot but is instead “liable to be” a sequel.
b.) Harrison Ford’s Deckard won’t be in it. “Not really.”
According to Scott they are “close” to finding a writer and that the project is actually “quite a long way in.”
Filming is expected to start in early 2012.
Like the original The Thing and Tron which also been recently rehashed, Blade Runner was actually a box office disappointment but grew in stature on video and later DVD.
Some pointless Blade Runner trivia courtesy of IMDb.com:
Dustin Hoffman was the original choice to play Deckard, although he wondered why he was asked to play a “macho character”.
While the film is loosely based on Philip K. Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”, the title comes from a book by Alan Nourse called “The Bladerunner”. William S. Burroughs wrote a screenplay based on the Nourse book and a novella entitled “Blade Runner: A Movie.” Ridley Scott bought the rights to the title but not the screenplay or the book. The Burroughs composition defines a blade runner as “a person who sells illegal surgical instruments”.