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Katy Perry, in an interview with Metro said that she really wants to act. Specifically, she wants the role of Rachael in "Blade Runner 2," which is currently being written. "With films, I hope to win you all over with animation and then do other films," she said. "I am really interested in comedy, and I would really love to play Rachael in 'Blade Runner 2' if Ridley would just call!"

Perry does have a point here. There is a strong resemblance between her and Sean Young in "Blade Runner," and that got us thinking. While we're recasting Rachael with Perry, why not fill out the rest of the cast with pop stars?

This is what we came up with.

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Fans have long suspected that the worlds of "Prometheus" and "Blade Runner" were connected, but now we have physical evidence of the crossover.

Director Ridley Scott has implanted a special Easter Egg on the "Prometheus" Blu-ray, which comes out tomorrow. It was a Reddit user who initially found the connection (courtesy of Collider), and the links between "Blade Runner" and "Prometheus" are pretty blatant.

The surprise is a bit of text recorded by Peter Weyland where he talks about his mentor, a man who created synthetic life forms. It's pretty clear as the text goes on that Weyland is talking about Eldon Tyrell, the CEO of "Blade Runner's" Tyrell Corporation who created the replicants in that story. Check out the image of the text after the jump.

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With "Prometheus" hitting theaters in three weeks, it's time for Ridley Scott to focus on returning to another one of his most famous properties: "Blade Runner." Warner Bros released a press release today saying that the new movie will officially be a sequel to the original, and that "Blade Runner" scribe Hampton Fancher will be back to help Scott develop the story.

Fancher and Scott originally conceived "Blade Runner" as the first of a series of films that would explore the themes presented in Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep." Though it took Scott three decades to do so, he's finally returning to that idea now.

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Fans of the sci-fi classic "Blade Runner" may have gotten their hopes up over the weekend after Twitch reported that Harrison Ford, the star of the original, was in early talks to return for director Ridley Scott's follow-up.

Unfortunately, Twitch's scoop didn't pass the Voight-Kampff test. Deadline is now reporting that Alcon, the company producing Scott's proposed return to the world of replicants, has completely denied any rumors surrounding negotiations with Ford.

Calling the rumor "patently false," Alcon co-head Andrew Kosove reiterated what had been previously stated about the film, stating "What Ridley does in 'Prometheus' is a good template for what we’re trying to do. He created something that has some association to the original Alien, but lives on its own as a standalone movie."

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Harrison FordFilm geek scoop of the day: Harrison Ford is apparently in early talks to appear in Ridley Scott's new "Blade Runner" movie.

One imagines he would be back as the iconic Rick Deckard, though, of course, that's mere speculation at this point. A "Blade Runner" sequel is at least two years away from coming to fruition, and nothing has been set in stone, including Ford's possible casting.

But if he is involved in Scott's new take on the "Blade Runner" universe, then there's a lot of ways it could play out.

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Blade RunnerThe folks over at Alcon Entertainment don't want you to be worried about Ridley Scott's upcoming follow-up to "Blade Runner." They want you to be excited for it.

Just don't expect to see Harrison Ford returning to this film, whether he wants to or not. "In no way do I speak for Ridley Scott," producer Andrew Kosove told The Los Angeles Times about the project. "But if you're asking me will this movie have anything to do with Harrison Ford, the answer is no."

"This is a total reinvention," he continued, "and in my mind that means doing everything fresh, including casting."

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Blade RunnerNever let it be said that Ridley Scott isn't afraid to break his own toys.

After diving back into the "Alien" pool with next summer's mysteriously connected "Prometheus," Scott is setting himself up to revisit another one of his most beloved properties: "Blade Runner." Deadline reports the surprising news that not only is Scott producing the recently announced "Blade Runner" continuation, he'll be directing it as well.

Like "Prometheus," it remains unclear whether or not "Blade Runner" will be a prequel, sequel or a reboot. But when the project was first announced, Alcon Entertainment's Andrew Kosvoe made it clear that Scott's "blessing to do what we're doing is very important to Alcon."

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News that "Blade Runner" might be headed back to the multiplex in sequel or prequel form was met, at least in an MTV Movies Blog poll last March, with a mixture of excitement, derision, and "Meh, let's wait and see" ambivalence.


I'm conflicted myself, though producers behind the effort seem to be hitting all the right notes, saying they'll avoid executive suite-driven micromanagement and will model their approach to the material on the way Christopher Nolan handled "Batman." All good things! But it would certainly help matters if "Blade Runner" star Harrison Ford would cosign the new films and perhaps even take part in the sci-fi madness.

That's what we were wondering when we sat down with Ford late last week at a "Cowboys & Aliens" press event in Montana. He was tight-lipped (not to mention bemused when I embarrassingly, inexcusably mispronounced the name of his "Blade Runner" character, Rick Deckard; nerd mea culpa!), but the takeaway is that he's certainly been in touch with producers.

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Philip K. Dick is a Hollywood staple, with nine of his stories turned into feature films, most of which have done quite well at the box office. From "Blade Runner" to "Minority Report" to "A Scanner Darkly," we've embraced his specific sci-fi twist on our future and never lost our appetite for more.

Today's "The Adjustment Bureau," starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, is sure to fit right into the fold. But yesterday's news that Warner Bros. had acquired the right to make prequels and sequels to "Blade Runner" threw us off a bit. Yes, we'd love to learn a whole lot more about the mythology of the replicants and Rick Deckard, but there are plenty of Dick's other stories we'd like to see come to the screen first.

After the jump, we list off our favorites that we'd like to see adapted before there are any "Blade Runner" spin-offs.

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Blade Runner"Blade Runner" is making its way back into theaters with new sequels and prequels courtesy of Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment. A surprising announcement, to say the least, but equally surprising is the strong reaction we've been hearing from "Blade Runner" fans.

Some of you love this news. Some of you hate it. Either way, chances are good that if you count yourself among the many faithful "Blade Runner" loyalists, you've got an opinion on the developing continuation of the science fiction franchise.

So, what do you think? We want to hear from you, "Blade Runner" fans, so click past the jump to vote in our poll and let us know how you're reacting to the series' impending resurrection.

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