Love it or loathe it, the Blade Runner sequel is now set for production…
The Alcon Entertainment movie will be released through Sony Pictures overseas, while Warner Bros will have North America and Canada according to a statement by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
The movie will star Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford who is back in his iconic 1982 role of Rick Deckard. It will be directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by co-writer of the original Hampton Fancher
Principal photography will kick off in July.
Kosove and Johnson said: “We are excited to work with Tom Rothman, Michael Lynton and then entire Sony team on this very special project as well as maintaining our important and long-standing relationship with our domestic partner Warner Bros. Pictures.
“At Sony, we have made a strong commitment to the international marketplace. We know of few projects with greater international potential than the long dreamed of sequel to ‘Blade Runner,’ especially given the all-star creative team Andrew and Broderick have assembled. We are deeply grateful to everyone at Alcon, Denis and Ridley for entrusting us with such a gift. Working on a ‘Blade Runner’ film also fulfills a long-time personal ambition, as I deeply love and admire the original.”
It’s a movie we were sure we’d never see, while having always had unrealistic expectations of how awesome it could be.
Will it live up to the original? Probably not, but we’re at least hoping for a thrilling sci-fi adventure in the right vein. Hope springs eternal…