‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Moves to October 2017

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With pre-production in high gear, Alcon Entertainment has decided to move up the release date of its “Blade Runner” sequel from January 2018 to October 2017.

Alcon is now set to release the pic on Oct. 6, 2017, shifting it from its original date of Jan. 12, 2018. Harrison Ford is set to return as Det. Rick Deckard and Ryan Gosling and Robin Wright are set to co-star in the film from “Sicario” director Denis Villeneuve.

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.

Warner Bros. is handling domestic distribution and Sony will handle international distribution.

Multi-Oscar nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins 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.

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  1. marc cowgill says:

    This could be better than aliens and godfather 2.You need to really watch blade runner and sicario again.both made with exactly the same of pace for the audience to enjoy the film.wait and see.

  2. Tom O'Connor says:

    How in the world can you have a geriatric Rick Deckard? Androids don’t age, do they?

  3. loco73 says:

    Messing around with “Blade Runner” is tantamount to a cinematic desacration! This sequel is an abomination that shouldn’t see the light of day!

    • U.N. Owen says:

      you’re 100% on the mark. Hollywood has been so bankrupt of original ideas for…several decades now, all it can push it is sequels, prequels, comic book crap, and the like.

      The number of sequels which either are equal to, or better than the original is VERY slim – a few (of the VERY few) examples would be Godfather 2, Aliens.

      But, taking THISE 2 into account, many would then say Godfather 3 was abysmal, as was Alien 3 (which, I wasn’t thrilled with then, but, it has grown on me).

  4. Gonzalo says:

    They should move it from 2018 to Never.

    • Richard JF says:

      Really? You think Aliens 2 was better then Ridley’s 1? Two completely different films, one with nuance, character, suspense etc and the other with…oh yea space marines shooting all the time!

    • Cinema says... says:

      EVERYONE is excited about this. It’s going to be great. Trust me.

  5. stevenkovacs says:

    Can you please bring Sean Young back, too?!

  6. Wake up Call says:

    What is Warner Bros just admits Batman v Superman was a disaster, scraps the slate of DC movies and then they won’t have to keep searching the for couch change to get out of trouble.

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