Over thirty years have passed since Blade Runner opened in theaters. At long last, a sequel is finally on the way. Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute the movie domestically, while Sony Pictures will handle international distribution.
“At Sony, we have made a strong commitment to the international marketplace,” Sony Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman said in a statement. “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.”
The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of Ridley Scott’s iconic 1982 original — which was set in a 2019 Los Angeles, and based on the Philip K. Dick short story “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”
Scott is not returning to direct the sequel, though, it’s his idea that the Michael Green-penned screenplay is based off. Denis Villeneuve will instead the direct the movie starring Ryan Gosling. Harrison Ford will reprise his role of Rick Deckard in the highly-anticipated film.
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