The upcoming Bladerunner sequel begins shooting in July and will be directed Dennis Villeneuve (Sicario). The upcoming Blade Runner movie will star Ryan Gosling (Drive) with Harrison Ford (Blade Runner) to return as replicant hunter, Rick Deckard. The Blade Runner sequel has been scripted by Hampton Fancher (Blade Runner) and Michael Green.
Little to nothing is known about the story, but rumors are that it will take place several decades after the original with Ryan Gosling searching for Deckard.
When it comes to distribution of the film:
“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. Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Johnson and Kosove. Bud Yorkin will receive producer credit.”
Also Sony Pictures just picked up the international distribution rights and they had this to say:
“At Sony, we have made a strong commitment to the international marketplace,” said Sony Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman. “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.”
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