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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.”