The original film, directed by Ridley Scott, was set in a futuristic Los Angeles and focused on android-hunting police officer Rick Deckard (Ford), who struggles with the questions of morality and what it really means to be human.
Released in 1982, the film faced initially poor reviews and a tepid box office performance. After the release of Scott’s Director’s Cut in 1992 the film began to get the recognition it deserved as a critical piece of sci-fi and noir filmmaking.
The announcement that Scott was planning on producing a sequel was met with skepticism and trepidation by fans of the original -- especially after Scott’s less-than-beloved Alien pseudo-prequel Prometheus.
However, the film is bringing a lot of talent to the table. Aside from Ford reprising his iconic role, the screenplay was penned by Hampton Francher – co-writer of the original film.
Also, celebrated filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, director of gritty dramas like Prisoners and Enemy, has been tapped to helm the project. With all that talent, it's possible that Blade Runner fans could get a sequel that might satisfy them.