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‘Blade Runner 2′ Begins Filming in July

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Although some people probably won’t believe it until the cameras actually roll, production is set to begin in July on the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic “Blade Runner.”

Alcon Entertainment confirmed the news in a press release announcing that Warner Bros. will distribute the film in North America, while Sony Pictures Releasing International will handle those duties overseas.

Of course, this time around it’s not Scott behind the camera, but rather “Prisoners” director Denis Villeneuve. Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard, joined by Ryan Gosling. The screenplay was penned by “Blade Runner” co-writer Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, based on an idea by Scott and Fancher. Roger Deakins will serve as cinematographer, while Scott will executive produce.

There’s no release date as of yet for “Blade Runner 2.”

Comments

  • Tony Ruben

    In all honesty, they should just leave it alone. Walk away from any ideas for a sequel to one of the best movies ever made. Unless they can pull off a Mad Max/Fury Road type sequel, i.e., one better or equal to the original, and that kind of achievement is few and far between. I personally don’t think they will pull it off.

  • Paul Penna

    ‘Soldier’ is already an unofficial sequel. There were sequel novels. If you don’t like this new movie, then it isn’t hard for you to ignore it.

    ‘Blade Runner’ is a classic. Always will be. Whether this new movie is good or bad, it won’t take anything away from the original.

  • Mattchanning

    Villanueve is an interesting director who hasn’t made a bad film yet. His film Enemy has in common with the work of Philip K. Dick the themes of ‘what is authentic?’ and ‘how do our peceptions determine what we think of as real?’. They’re dense, and sometimes a little hard to follow, but I’ve found them to be extremely rewarding. Since the proof of the pudding is in the tasting, I’m withholding any opinion until I’ve actually seen it.

  • AmazingSpiderHam

    Not sure how I feel about this. The openness of the end of the film if Deckard is a replicant was always great PLUS the look of the first film help set the tone for so many movies and shows (Heck Batman Beyond based its look on Blade Runner) I am not sure how they can top the firs film.

  • David Kalmanir

    All I have to say is, they better not muck this up! This is a special movie, and it better be done right, not Hollywood style or stamped approved!

  • http://xeolabs.com/ Lindsay Kay

    So– with Harrison Ford reprising his role, I guess this means that Deckard is either not a replicant, or that replicants are able to grow older?