Blade Runner sequel for Ford, 72
Harrison Ford will be reprising his role as replicant hunter Rick Deckard in a sequel to Blade Runner, more than 31 years after the film first premiered.
Alcon Entertainment announced 72-year-old Ford's role today.
British director Ridley Scott, who was behind the camera for the 1982 dystopian neo-noir movie, adapted from the Philip K Dick novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep, will serve as an executive producer on the sequel. A director has not yet been confirmed.
Production on the film will begin next summer.
Hampton Francher, who co-wrote the original, and Michael Green, have written a script based on an idea from Francher and Scott.
The story will take place several decades after the events at the conclusion of the 1982 film.