The sequel to director Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” is now set for release in North America on January 12, 2018. The sequel to the seminal film will star Ryan Gosling, who has had roles in dramas such as “Drive” and “Blue Valentine.” It will go to theatres during the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. No title for the sequel has been released yet.
Harrison Ford of “Star Wars” fame, who played the protagonist in the original “Blade Runner”, will reprise his role as the detective and replicant hunter Rick Deckard. The director of the sequel is Denis Villeneuve, who helmed “Sicario”, which is current release, as well as “Prisoners.”
Alcon Entertainment will produce the sequel, while Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute the film overseas in all media formats. ’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” has been set for a Jan. 12, 2018, release in North America by Warner Bros. Loosely based on a novel by Philip K. Dick, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, the original “Blade Runner” was released in 1982.
The script for the original movie was co-written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples. The plot follows the hard-bitten cop, Deckard, who is tasked with bringing a criminal gang formed by humanoid robots called “replicants.” Along the way, he discovers that the powerful corporation that designed the replicants has created a female replicant who Deckard woos. The two become entangled in the hunt for the criminal replicants, played by Rutger Hauer and Darryl Hannah, and ultimately must face an uncertain destiny. The movie was set in a fantastical Los Angeles in 2019 where rain falls constantly on a city of more than 100 million people.
The sequel is written by Fancher, who co-wrote the original, and Michael Green. Scott is the executive producer of the sequel, while Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEOs of Thunderbird Films, will also serve as executive producers along with Bill Carraro (“Terminator Genisys,” “The Golden Compass”).