"Alien" isn't the only sci-fi masterpiece that director Ridley Scott is looking to revisit.

For the past few years, there's been nearly endless talk about a proposed follow-up to his dystopian game-changer "Blade Runner." But what's never been clear is whether or not Harrison Ford, who starred as futuristic gumshoe (and possible robot-in-disguise) Rick Deckard, would return for another rainy go-around. Well, while Ford has yet to sign on, the producers really want him to and they've made their intentions known via a press release (courtesy of Entertainment Weekly).

Keep in mind that Ford hasn't said yes, or even been offered the role yet. The press release is just letting everyone know that they intend on asking him back and really want him to be a part of the project (co-written by original screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green). "We believe that Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have crafted with Ridley Scott an extraordinary sequel to one of the greatest films of all time. We would be honored, and we are hopeful, that Harrison will be part of our project," read the statement from Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, co-founders and CEOs of Alcon Entertainment, who are behind the new production.

As Entertainment Weekly theorizes, this is probably a move to make sure that public groundswell will rally around the 71-year-old actor returning to the franchise. Of course, even though this is an unorthodox approach (it's the really expensive, public version of going, "Hey, we tried"), there is a chance that Ford will be back.

After all, he just signed on to return to a galaxy far, far away...

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