- Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. released the title and release date for the “Blade Runner” sequel on Thursday.
“Blade Runner 2049” will open in theaters on October 6, 2017.
Harrison Ford reprises the role of Rick Deckard from the original, which is based on a Philip K. Dick novel. The sequel will take place several decades after the original film, and will also star Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, and Robin Wright.
Rumors of a “Blade Runner” sequel in development have been around for years following the influential original, but it’s exciting to see it coming to fruition.
The new movie, which is produced by Alcon Entertainment, will be directed by Denis Villeneuve, who is one of the most sought-after directors working today coming off hits like “Prisoners,” “Sicario,” and the upcoming sci-fi movie “Arrival.”
The original “Blade Runner,” which came out in 1982 and was directed by Ridley Scott (who is a producer on the sequel), has since become a favorite of sci-fi fans. The movie had a $27.5 million theatrical run ($81.2 million counting inflation).