The as-yet-untitled Blade Runner sequel has been given a release date, albeit a far off one.
The movie appears in theaters January 12, 2018, with Ryan Gosling in the lead role. Harrison Ford will also appear in the film, reprising his Deckard role from the first movie. Denis Villeneuve – director of Sicario – will be behind the camera.
Not much is known about the film at this time, although the story is being co-written by Hampton Fancher, who served in the same capacity for the original film (which itself was based on a Philip K. Dick story). It will reportedly take place decades after the events of the first movie.
I’m not one for sequels for sequel’s sake, but I believe Ryan Gosling will have no problem nailing his part.