The sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic Blade Runner is finally here, and the first trailer shows us the iconic dystopian cityscapes of the film in action.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Blade Runner star Harrison Ford said he’s “going to have to go out on a limb” to find someone to play a character named Rachael.
“I’m really going to try to find somebody who’s going to play somebody else’s character,” he said.
“And I’m going, ‘I am going to be the last person you want to meet.’
And then, I’m gonna do what I can to find the right person, and I think that’s going be very, very hard.”
Ford and his team have been busy working on the sequel, which is set to be released this December, as they prepare to shoot the film’s climactic ending.
In the original film, Harrison Ford plays a man who has escaped from a mental institution.
He joins a team of explorers who are trying to make their way through the polluted cityscape of 2049 to escape the ravages of a virus.
The original Blade Runner was released in 1982 and was a box office success that spawned a sequel in 1982.
Ford said Blade Runner’s sequel was “the most difficult movie I’ve ever done.”
“It was the hardest film I’ve done,” Ford told Entertainment Weekly.
“It’s a very difficult film to make, and it’s one of the hardest films I’ve made.
And then the sequel is, of course, the most difficult.
And it’s a lot of fun.
“Blade Runner 2051” was also directed by Ridley Scott.
“Ridley Scott directed Blade Runner.
I’m sure he’s gonna be very proud of that film,” Ford said.