Director Ridley Scott, continuing to develop his sequel to the 1982 feature "Blade Runner", has confirmed that ex-cop 'Rick Deckard', ordered to hunt down and kill genetically engineered 'replicants', was also a 'Nexus-6' synthetic human with advanced para-physical capabilities.
"It is happening", Scott confirmed about the "Blade Runner" sequel. "With Harrison Ford? I don't know yet. Is he too old? Well, he was a 'Nexus-6' so we don't know how long he can live..."
Previously, Scott said he would be delighted if Ford would cameo in the sequel, possibly as a grizzled, decaying recluse, haunted by the loss of his replicant lover 'Rachael', as well as coming to grips with being a freak scientific anomaly to the traditional life-span of an android 'replicant'.
Scott also previously revealed a scene from his upcoming sequel.
"...there’ll be a vast farmland where there are no hedges or anything in sight, and it’s flat like the plains of—where’s the Great Plains in America? Kansas, where you can see for miles. And it’s dirt, but it’s being raked. On the horizon is a combine harvester which is futuristic with klieg lights, ‘cause it’s dawn.
"The harvester is as big as six houses. In the foreground is a small white clapboard hut with a porch as if it was from 'Grapes of Wrath'. From the right comes a car, coming in about six feet off the ground being chased by a dog.
"And that’s the end of it, I’m not gonna tell you anything else..."
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