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Published On: Sat, Feb 27th, 2016

‘Blade Runner’ sequel set for January 2018 release

Fans will rejoice as the long-awaited Blade Runner sequel finally got a release date and production details are starting to take shape.

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Harrison Ford will be back for the “Blade Runner” sequel

Blade Runner director Ridley Scott himself conceived of the idea for the follow-up, enlisting Blade Runner co-writer Hampton Fancher to pen the script alongside Michael Green. Then he landed Prisoners and Sicario director Denis Villeneuve to take the helm with Harrison Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard alongside a new character played by Ryan Gosling.

Cinematography legend Roger Deakins is lensing the whole thing, marking his first sci-fi film since 1984.

 

Filming on Blade Runner 2 is set to get underway this July, but will not be part of the summer blockbuster schedule and won’t drop until January 2018.

Variety offers this synopsis of the original: The orginal film, based on the 1968 Philip K. Dick story “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,” starred Ford as an ex-police officer tracking down escaped genetically engineered “replicants” who had returned to Earth illegally in order to extend their four-year life spans. In 1993, the film was selected for preservation in the U.S.  National Film Registry by the Library of Congress

Collider adds that “the only other film currently scheduled for January 12, 2018 is Paramount’s aptly named Sherlock Gnomes…”

Blade Runner 2 is set to arrive in theaters on January 12, 2018.

Ridley Scott on the set of "Blade Runner"

Ridley Scott on the set of “Blade Runner”

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