Published On: Fri, Jul 29th, 2016

‘Walking Dead’ ‘Jericho’ star Lennie James joins ‘Blade Runner’ sequel

Lennie James is joining the cast of the Blade Runner sequel, which will see the return of Harrison Ford as Deckard, but will be adding Ryan Gosling as the headliner.

There are no details released about James’ character as the Blade Runner sequel will also star Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass and Dave Bautista.

Harrison Ford in1982-bladerunnerSet years after the 1982 original film, little else is known. Denis Villeneuve is directing the script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, after the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novella.

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.”

Filming is expected to start anytime (presumed to start this month, but hasn’t been announced if it has)

The Blade Runner 2 film is still set for theaters on  October 6, 2017

Blade Runner poster art Harrison Ford






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