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Saturday 12 July 2014

Scott wants Ford in Blade Runner 2

Ridley Scott revealed how he nearly killed off Ripley in Alien

Ridley Scott has revealed that he would like Harrison Ford to appear in the Blade Runner sequel - but he won't be the film's star.

Harrison played Rick Deckard in Ridley's award-winning 1982 film, which also starred Daryl Hannah and Rutger Hauer.

"I don't think it'll be Harrison [starring]. But I've got to have him in it somewhere. That'd be amusing," Ridley told the Independent.

Hampton Fancher, who wrote the original draft of Blade Runner, is set to develop the story for the follow-up, which he and the filmmaker have agreed should be a sequel.

Ridley - who has been busy promoting his new film Prometheus - also revealed how he initially wanted to kill off Sigourney Weaver at the end of Alien, before the studio intervened.

"I thought that when the alien went for her in the shuttle, he should actually slam his fist through her helmet and kill her. Then you cut to the desk, and a shadow of the alien's head comes over, and the finger of the alien starts tapping out coordinates, with obvious intelligence," he said.

"But when I suggested that to the studio, they had an executive out there on set within 24 hours, saying, 'You will not do that!' And I guess they were right, because Sigourney made a great run of Ripley," he added.

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