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Published On: Wed, Jun 8th, 2016

‘The Martian’ star Mackenzie Davis joins ‘Blade Runner’ sequel

The long awaited Blade Runner sequel added another star with Mackenzie Davis (The Martian, That Awkward Moment) joining the untitled follow-up to the science fiction classic from director Ridley Scott. Davis joins Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista and Carla Juri.

There were no details about Davis’ role or on the film itself, just called Blade Runner 2 at this point. Director Denis Villeneuve takes the helm from Scott, working from a script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Production is set to begin next month.

Co-producer Andrew Kosove said back in December of 2015 that “It has the same DNA as the first movie which was very important to us, which is why Hampton and Ridley and the people involved are still involved and helped create this world.”

“That movie is complex in other ways, but in terms of logistics, look, by its very nature, a film like Blade Runner is a world creation picture,” Kosove says. “You’re creating a unique world like Ridley (Scott) did in the first film and like we’re going to do with Denis (Villeneuve) and Roger in the sequel. When I’m talking about logistics, in the real life of moving a film crew and equipment off the top of Angel Falls to the top of the Jungfrau, or flying in formation four people at 140 miles an hour in proximity suits through the crack in Walenstadt, that’s real logistics.”

The story is said to pick up several decades after the conclusion of Scott’s 1982 original. Thunderbird Films CEOs Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble are executive producers along with Scott and Bill Carraro.

Ana de Armas and Sylvia Hooks also have undisclosed roles.

Blade Runner 2 will arrive in theaters on October 6, 2017.

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