With The Martian receiving positive reviews and contending for multiple award nominations, Ridley Scott, director of Sci-Fi classic Alien (1979), has spoken out about his next project: a Blade Runner sequel.

Blade Runner (1982), starring Harrison Ford, has long had a sequel in development. It was not until recently, however, that the rumours turned into action as the names of key members of production were announced. Ridley Scott will be writing the screenplay along with Hampton Fancher, writer of the the original script for Blade Runner. Denis Villeneuve, director of critically acclaimed crime drama Sicario, is set to direct the sequel. Harrison Ford is also set to reprise his role as jaded cop Rick Deckard, a specialist in terminating escaped 'replicants', human clones that serve in colonies from Earth.

In an interview with Yahoo Movies, Ridley Scott gave more information on the much talked about Sci-Fi sequel. From possible storylines, to casting choices, Scott gives plenty for science fiction fans to think about while the project is still in pre-production. Below are some of his comments:

On Blade Runner's dark ending:

I paid the price for 27 years. Now we're making number two, because apparently now it's a work of art. Pffff.

On having final cut of Blade Runner 2:

Oh, yeah. I mean, I always have final cut on everything, really. Partly because I'm very user-friendly. I always believe when you're given X amount of money by someone to f-k around with and make a movie, you can't draw lines in the sand. If I was an investor and you did that to me, I'd remove your ankles. So don't do the auteur s-t. I respect the guy for giving the money and I respect the studio for saying, "Yeah, you want to do this, here we go."

On having multiple sequels to Blade Runner:

Listen: Everyone else is, so why not? I love to work. The French say, "Work to live," and I live to work. I'm very lucky to have a job that I adore. All my kids do the same thing. Some of it's trying, but it's like being in professional sport. It's so competitive [that] you better keep bouncing the ball. You can't rest.

On Harrison Ford returning to the project:

Yeah, and I got Harrison back. Because Harrison said, "Meh," and I said, "No, read this." And I think he said, "This is the best script I've ever had." We've been working on it for a couple of years.

On Ryan Gosling leading the Blade Runner sequels:

Yeah, yeah.

On the timeframe of the sequel:

It was 2017, so coming back it'll be 2047, roughly. As young as you can play Ryan Gosling. He's 34, but he looks 27 when he's doing his push-ups. So maybe 2050.

Read the full interview here