The untitled Blade Runner sequel is already one of the most talked about movies this year… and a fantastic new piece of concept art has been released.
Principle photography is set to start this month and will see Denis Villeneuve back in the director’s chair.
Villeneuve has brought us movies such as Sicario and Prisoners in recent years and I cannot wait to see him put his own stamp on this new film.
Speaking about the movie the director said: “I’ve always been attracted to science-fiction films with strong visual signatures that lead us into unique parallel worlds and the original ‘Blade Runner’ is by far the best of all time.
“Ridley Scott had the genius to blend science fiction and film noir to create this unique exploration of human condition. The new ‘Blade Runner’ is an extension of the first movie a few decades later.”
The sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard.
The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Story details are not being revealed.
Harrison Ford will reprise the role of Deckard and will be joined on the cast list by Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi and Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian and Hiam Abbass.
It was back in 1982 when Blade Runner hit the big screen and saw Ridley Scott in the director’s chair. It has gone to become a huge cult hit and is now one of the most acclaimed sci-fi films of all time.
The new film will be released on 6th October 2017 in the U.S. – no UK release date has yet been announced.