One of the most hotly anticipated movies coming up next year is, without a doubt, the Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners, Arrival) directed sequel to legendary director Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Blade Runner. Currently filming, we’d yet to learn the official title for the new movie.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment announced earlier today that the movie would be titled Blade Runner 2049. Yep, as simple as that. Straight to the point.
Starring Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto and Harrison Ford (who will be reprising his iconic role of detective Rick Deckard), the movie boasts a screenplay penned by original Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green (Smallville, American Gods).
Details about the movie are being kept under wraps, and until today, all we knew was that the sequel was set several years after the 1982 movie based on sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Since Blade Runner took place in 2019 Los Angeles, we now know that the follow-up is set exactly 30 years after the original. As for the rest of the story, we'll have to wait and see.
Blade Runner 2049 will open in theaters on Oct. 6, 2017, in exactly one year. What do you think of the title for the formerly-untitled-Blade-Runner-sequel?
(via Coming Soon)