Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures have announced a rather unexpected January 12th 2018 release date for the upcoming sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic “Blade Runner”.
Harrison Ford reprises his role as Rick Deckard and is joined by Ryan Gosling in this outing which will hit at the start of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
Hampton Fancher and Michael Green’s script is reportedly set several decades on from the original which was set in 2019 Los Angeles. Denis Villeneuve (“Sicario,” “Prisoners”) is directing and reuniting with his go-to cinematographer Roger Deakins (“Skyfall”) on the film which currently doesn’t have a title.
The project begins shooting in July and Scott will serve as executive producer. Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all overseas territories.
The first few months of the year are traditionally seen as a dumping ground for bad films, but the success of films like “Deadpool,” “American Sniper,” “Fifty Shades of Grey” and the first “The Hunger Games” have shown that audiences will come out for a film they want to see at any time of year.