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Ridley Scott talks about the new Blade Runner movie

Director Ridley Scott has spoken for the first time about his upcoming sequel to his sci-fi classic Blade Runner .

The new movie was announced in August, but until now there had been no word from Sir Ridley himself.

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal 's Speakeasy blog, Scott dropped a few cryptic clues about the much anticipated follow-up, saying that the new project is "liable to be a sequel."

Scott also revealed that the production was further ahead than we had anticipated: "I think I'm quite close to finding a writer that might be able to help me deliver," he explained, adding, "we're quite a long way in, actually."

He also stated the film is moving forward, "not with the past cast, of course." When pressed on whether Deckard would reappear, Scott said, "No, not really."

Prometheus , Scott's sequel to his other groundbreaking sci-fi classic Alien , opens on 1 June 2012.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.