Here's something that never happens: Alcon Entertainment has put out a press release where they basically ask Harrison Ford to come back for Blade Runner 2. I don't think I've ever seen a release like this before:
Warner Bros-based Alcon Entertainment (‘Prisoners,’ ‘The Blind Side,’ ‘The Book of Eli’) has an offer out to Harrison Ford to reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in its Ridley Scott-directed sequel to ‘Blade Runner,’ it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the 1982 adaptation) and Michael Green are the screenwriters. While the story is being kept under wraps, it takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.
State Johnson and Kosove: “We believe that Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have crafted with Ridley Scott an extraordinary sequel to one of the greatest films of all time. We would be honored, and we are hopeful, that Harrison will be part of our project.”
Usually the release goes out when the actor accepts the offer. Just making the offer? It's clear that Alcon is trying to get some attention and coverage (It worked!) but I don't know why they would want to seem this desperate. Especially when Ford, who isn't exactly picky with which films in which he acts irritated and befuddled, recently said on Reddit:
"I'm quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for 'Blade Runner' if in fact the opportunity would exist to do another, if it's a good script I would be very anxious to work with Ridley Scott again, he's a very talented and passionate filmmaker, and I think it would be very interesting to revisit the character."
I am honestly super curious why Alcon decided they needed to do this sort of embarrassing press release. This is like writing "I always loved you" in the yearbook of the prettiest girl of your high school. Someone get this on the 'Cringe' subreddit.