The producer of the new Blade Runner movie has strenously denied claims Harrison Ford is in negotiations to star in the mooted follow-up.
According to Twitchfilm.com, Ford had "entered into early talks to join the new Blade Runner", with Ridley Scott set to return to the director's chair.
News of Ford's possible reprisal of the role of 'blade runner' Rick Deckard would have been an even bigger surprise than Scott's decision to make a new movie set in that universe, especially after producer Andrew Kosove denied any possible involvement for Ford last year.
Kosove has now rubbished reports that Ford would return to the dystopian world of replicants, telling Deadline.com: "It is absolutely patently false that there has been any discussion about Harrison Ford being in Blade Runner".
He added: "To be clear, what we are trying to do with Ridley now is go through the painstaking process of trying to break the back of the story, figure out the direction we're going to take the movie and find a writer to work on it.
"The casting of the movie could not be further from our minds at this moment."
The original film - a box office flop that later became a sci-fi landmark - saw Ford as a police officer on the trail of a group of genetically engineered "replicants".
Asked in November if Ford could return as Deckard, Scott replied: "No, not really".