Ridley Scott has praised Ryan Gosling for pulling off a younger look in 'Blade Runner 2'.

The 77-year-old executive producer was asked what time period the sequel to the 1982 original is going to be set in and gushed about how the Hollywood hunk, 34, looks like he's in his late 20's when he does ''push-ups''.

He said: ''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.''

Asked if the 'Place Beyond the Pines' star had been recruited so it was possible to make more movies for the franchise in the future, he told Yahoo Movies: ''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. 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.''

And on getting Ryan's co-star Harrison Ford back Ridley said it was down to the 'Indiana Jones' star being persuaded by the script, written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and he also revealed they'd been planning the second film for sometime.

He added: ''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.''