Directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, ‘Blade Runner 2’ arrives in theaters on January 12, 2018 with original director Ridley Scott on board as an executive producer.
It’s a bad time to be a replicant. After years of false starts, the sequel to Blade Runner is officially set to begin filming this year for a 2018
incept release date. Blade Runner 2 will hit theaters on January 12, 2018, with original director Ridley Scott on board as an executive producer. Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star in the Denis Villeneuve-directed movie, which picks up “several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.”
You can read the full press release below:
Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece BLADE RUNNER, to star Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford (reprising his role as Rick Deckard), and to be directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sciario, Prisoners), will be released by Warner Bros. in North America on January 12, 2018, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all overseas territories in all media.
The story, written by Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green and based on a story by Fancher and Ridley Scott, takes up several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.
Principal photography is scheduled to begin in July, 2016. Multi-Oscar nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Sicario, Prisoners) will reunite with Villeneuve on the project.
Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to BLADE RUNNER in 2011 from the late producer Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Johnson and Kosove. Bud Yorkin will receive producer credit.
Ridley Scott will serve as Executive Producer. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will also serve as executive producers along with Bill Carraro (Terminator Genisys, The Golden Compass).