It’s been 34 years since Ridley Scott‘s neo-noir classic hit theaters. You know what that means. Time for a reboot/remake/sequel! Contemplating such complicated questions such as: What does it mean to be human? and What is reality? Blade Runner was a forerunner to most modern sci-fi. Now, Scott prepares to dive back into the rich, pseudo-cyberpunk world he created, adapting a novel from everyone’s favorite sci-fi writer, Philip K. Dick (if he’s not your favorite, he should at least be tied for your favorite). Fans will get to revisit the Blade Runner universe even sooner than was previously announced, because the release date just got moved up. How soon will you be able to see the Blade Runner sequel in theaters? Well, read on down below to find out!
While Scott will return to produce the as-yet-untitled Blade Runner sequel, he won’t be returning to the director’s chair. That honor goes to Dennis Villenueve, known for his work on Prisoners and Sicario. Ryan Gosling has been announced to star in the picture. He’ll be joined by Robin Wright and Dave Bautista, as well as Harrison Ford, who will be returning to yet another sequel to reprise yet another iconic role. Also, Hampton Fancher, original screenplay writer for the first movie and recipient of NerdBastards’ coveted Cool, Weird Name, Guy Award, will return to pen the script.
Originally slated for release on January 12, 2018, the sequel had been moved up and now has a release date of October 6, 2017. Principal photography is set to begin in July of this year.
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