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‘Blade Runner 2′ Lands 2018 Release Date

blade-runner-harrison-ford-featureAlcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson have announced that “Blade Runner 2″ — the follow up to Ridley Scott’s original 1982 film — will debut on January 12, 2018, according to Deadline.

Warner Bros. will distribute the film in North America, while Sony Pictures Releasing International will handle those duties overseas.

“Prisoners” director Denis Villeneuve will helm the film, which takes place years after the events of the first “Blade Runner” film. 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.

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  • http://barkingschnauzer.net/ Spacedog2k5

    Yeah, because THAT needed a sequel! Why is it so difficult for Hollywood to look to adapting science-fiction classics like Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ into film? Nah, they’ll just continue to make sequels to films that were hits or remake them with current “hot” actors or even changing the racial background! Yup, seems like a grrrrrreat idea!

  • JokersNuts

    April Fools?

  • http://barkingschnauzer.net/ Spacedog2k5

    Man, I hope so!

  • GrammarNaziInc

    Sorry that some are taking the sardonic, down-in-the-mouth approach to this news. There is great buzz in Hollywood about it and it looks like it could be a very welcome and very worthy sequel. Yes….a SEQUEL. As if that were a dirty word or something. I am in agreement that there are MANY GREAT sci-fi novels that could (and should, in the right hands) be made into cinematic blockbusters, but to decry sequels as not even worthy of our attention is closed-minded and juvenile.

  • GrammarNaziInc

    Sorry that some are taking the sardonic, down-in-the-mouth approach to this news. There is great buzz in Hollywood about it and it looks like it could be a very welcome and very worthy sequel. Yes….a SEQUEL. As if that were a dirty word or something. I am in agreement that there are MANY GREAT sci-fi novels that could (and should, in the right hands) be made into cinematic blockbusters, but to decry sequels as not even worthy of our attention is closed-minded and juvenile.