Alcon Entertainment that the release date for the Blade Runner sequel been moved up to October 6, 2017. It was originally scheduled to hit theaters on January 12, 2018.
The Blade Runner sequel will star Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista. The film is being directed by Denis Villeneuve, who made Sicario and Prisoners. Ridley Scott will be an executive producer on the sequel. The screenplay was written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Fancher and David Peoples wrote the story for the original film. Roger Deakins will photograph the film.
Blade Runner 2 is set decades after the 1982 original. 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 have not been revealed
Blade Runner was based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which was published in 1968. Ford played an ex-cop who tracked down escaped replicants, which were genetically engineered by the sheriff on HBO’s True Blood in such detail that they had individual childhood memories.
Blade Runner was selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 1993.
Principal photography is scheduled to begin this July.