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A sequel to the Ridley Scott classic BLADE RUNNER has been being talked about for a while now. The 1982 Harrison Ford starring film took place in a dystopian Los Angeles in the year 2019. We have an update for you on the second BLADE RUNNER movie.
Variety reports that Denis Villeneuve is in negotiations to direct this new BLADE RUNNER film for Alcon Entertainment and 20th Century Fox. Principle photography is set to begin in the summer of 2016.
The screenplay for the sequel was written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green and was based off an idea from the minds of Fancher and Ridley Scott. In the story, the new film will take place several decades after the ending of the original movie.
Harrison Ford recently made his thoughts known on the script for the new project saying that it is the best thing he’s ever read. Ford will be returning to reprise his role as Rick Deckard. He is the only cast member to be announced at this point.
Ridley Scott will be involved as producer of the film along with Alcon's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Scott's plate will be full for a while as he is also preparing for PROMETHEUS 2 and has the upcoming ALIEN sequel with director Neil Blomkamp to look forward to.
We will continue to bring you more news on the BLADE RUNNER sequel as it unfolds.