Ridley Scott looks set to continue dabbling in the science-fiction universe, revealing loose plot details for sequels to both Prometheus and Blade Runner . And while doing so, he glibly confirms the long-debated theory that Rick Deckard IS indeed a replicant.
He starts with Prometheus 2 , which is set to pick up where the first film left off, with Dr. Elizabeth Shaw setting off in search of the Engineers, accompanied by the severed head of David the android.
“Prometheus evolved into a whole other universe,” says Scott. “You’ve got [ Elizabeth Shaw ] with the head in a bag that functions and has an IQ of 350. It can explain to her how to put the head back on the body and she’s gonna think about that long and hard because, once the head is back on his body, he’s dangerous. They’re going off to paradise but it could be the most savage, horrible place. Who are the Engineers?”
Who indeed? More questions than answers there then, but we’d expect nothing else from Sir Ridley, who also goes on to drop a couple of tidbits about the sequel to Blade Runner .
“It is happening,” confirms the director. “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.”
So there you have it; that’s that debate put to rest.