Ridley Scott has revealed he won't be directing the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi thriller Blade Runner.

The 76-year-old star who helmed the original movie will not be directing the follow up, but he is on board to produce.

Speaking to Variety, Scott explained he is working with original writer Hampton Fencher to come up with a plot for the movie.

He said, "We talked at length about what it could be, and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline, and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one.''

Scott further revealed that Harrison Ford, who played Rick Deckard in the movie, will be returning for the sequel.

He added: ''Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it's about finding him; he comes in the third act.''