Ryan Gosling To Star in ‘Blade Runner 2’

Film goes in to production this summer

Sony Pictures has confirmed that the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982) will begin production in July.

Harrison Ford will return for the sequel alongside Gosling, but it is unclear whether the rest of the original cast (Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Daryl Hannah) will return with him.

Denis Villeneuve, who directed Sicario (2015) and Prisoners (2013), will be taking over Ridley Scott’s role in the film’s production, with Scott still working as executive producer. Hampton Fancher, who co-wrote the original film has also written the script for the sequel, which Villeneuve will be working from in the coming months.

The sequel is believed to be taking place years after the original, and Rick Deckard (played by Ford) will not have a lead role in the film, which Scott previously revealed.

“Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it’s about finding him. He comes in in the third act.”

Warner Bros. has registered the domain names “bladerunnerandroidsdreammovie.com” and “androidsdreammovie.com,” which hints at the films title, though there’s nothing conclusive yet. But hey, after more than 30 years of waiting, what’s one more?

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