‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Date Announced

The wildly buzzed about sequel to Ridley Scott’s dystopian classic Blade Runner will actually find its way into theaters in October, 2017. Announced yesterday, news came significantly earlier than it had been originally thought.

At the helm will be French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, whose credits include 2013’s Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, as well as 2015’s Sicario, with Benicio del Toro, with a story by Scott and screenwriter Hampton Fancher. The original, of course, was based on Philp K. Dick’s landmark 1968 sci-fi novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The film is yet without a definitive title. 

Blade-Runner-1-750x490Harrison Ford in ‘Blade Runner’

Harrison Ford has notably signed on for the sequel, which is set decades later than the original. Sean Young, on the other hand, has waved off rumors that she might return. Newcomers include Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista. Specific script details have been tightly guarded, for obvious reasons.

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