Ridley Scott makes a U-turn on Blade Runner sequel direction

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Original Blade Runner director may be returning for the sequel after all

We reported recently that Harrison Ford will be making a return in Blade Runner 2, but that Ridley Scott would not be helming the movie. Now Scott has spoken out to contradict the news, saying he may well be directing the film himself.

With his new film Exodus: Gods and Kings just around the corner, Scott has been speaking to Yahoo on the issue of who's going to direct Blade Runner 2..

"I don't know about [not directing it] yet", he said. "The script is very, very good. Very good". Scott also stated that he’s unsure which director he’d want to have in place for Blade Runner 2 and added, "it's a hard one to track because it's a very personal piece of my work... maybe one of the most personal pieces I did."

"I got so beaten up for it, I said I'd never try that again. But here we are. It's sitting there, ready to be made".

So then: Ridley Scott could be pursuing directorial duties in Blade Runner 2. There is the task of directing The Martian, an adaptation of Andy Weir's book, (starring Matt Damon) first. This movie isn’t due in cinemas until 2016, so it’s likely Blade Runner’s return won’t be happening until after then if Scott finally decides to direct.

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