For the past 35 years, one aspect of the sci-fi classic Blade Runner has remained ambiguous: whether Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard is actually a Replicant. While most fans have their own interpretation, Ridley Scott promises that a definitive answer will at last be provided in the long-awaited sequel, Blade Runner 2049.
Speaking with IGN, the filmmaker the addressed the different visions of the people behind in the 1982 original. “It was always my thesis theory,” the director said. Other people, including Ford, questioned that decision, and whether it was “corny,” but Scott was adamant. “Listen,” he said, “I’ll be the best fucking judge of that. I’m the director, OK?”
“Harrison, he was never — I don’t remember, actually,” Scott continued. “I think Harrison was going, ‘Uh, I don’t know about that.’ I said, ‘But you have to be, because Gaff, who leaves a trail of origami everywhere, will leave you a little piece of origami at the end of the movie to say, “I’ve been here, I left her alive, and I can’t resist letting you know what’s in your most private thoughts when you get drunk is a fucking unicorn!'” Right? … So now it will be revealed [in Blade Runner 2049], one way or the other.”
Directed Denis Villeneuve from a script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Mackenzie Davis and Sylvia Hoeks. Executive produced by Ridley Scott, the film opens Oct. 6.
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