Alcon Entertainment has moved up the new Blade Runner movie to release on October 6, 2017. The new Blade Runner sequel lacks an official title, so we are dubbing it Blade Runner (2017) is directed by Denis Villeneuve. The cast so far is Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, and Dave Bautista.
Press Release (via /Film): LOS ANGELES, CA, April 20, 2016 - Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece BLADE RUNNER, starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista, will now be released worldwide on October 6, 2017, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Warner Bros will release the film in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all overseas territories in all media.
The film, initially set for a January 12, 2018 North American release, will be directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners). Principal photography is scheduled to begin July 2016.
The sequel, set several decades after the original, is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Story details are not being revealed.
Multi-Oscar nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Sicario, Prisoners) will reunite with Villeneuve on the project.
Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to BLADE RUNNER in 2011 from the late producer Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Johnson and Kosove. Bud Yorkin will receive producer credit.
Ridley Scott will serve as Executive Producer. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will also serve as executive producers along with Bill Carraro.
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Synopsis: The plot is unknown.
Directors: Denis Villeneuve
Producers: Yale Badik, Dana Belcastro, Bill Carraro, Tim Gamble, Frank Giustra, Val Hill, Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Carl Rogers, Ridley Scott, Cynthia Sikes, Steven P. Wegner, Bud Yorkin
Musicians: Jóhann Jóhannsson
Editors: Joe Walker
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