Dave Bautista (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Spectre) and Robin Wright will both be in the upcoming Blade Runner movie (Source: Alcon Enterntainment) and Harrison Ford will be reprising his role as Rick Deckard. Robin Wright will have an important supporting role in the movie and it will take place several decades after the original Blade Runner (set in 2019), Story details, as well as Bautista’s character, are not being revealed.
Hollywood Reporter reports that actress Robin Wright is in final talks to star in the upcomming Blade Runner movie. According to IMDB she’s already casted (and will be doing one of three strong female roles).
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Alcon Entertainment reports that the upcoming Blade Runner movie is set to be released on January 12, 2018 and it will be released by Warner Bros while Sony got the international distribution for the movie. Production is set to start in July 2016, IMDB says that the filming locations are Budapest, Hungary (Studio). Beijing, China.
Ryan Gosling will be in the upcomming Blade Runner movie (rumored to be entitled Blade Runner: Androids Dream). In the clip below he confirms that he will be in the movie and that it will be the next movie he will do. Seems he cannot say much more than that since “there’s a chip in me and if I say anything more I’ll explode if I say anything else”
So, news concerning the “Blade Runner 2” movie floats around the net and here are some of the latest news.
- Ryan Gosling will (still in negotiations for doing the movie) be the central character and Ridley Scott has said that there might be additional sequels (with Gosling).
- Denis Villeneuve was not Ridley’s the first choice for doing the next Blade Runner movie, Ridley Scott whom has worked on a sequel for years got rejected when he offered the movie to his first choice on doing the movie.
- The movie will once and for all settle and show that Deckard are an Replicant
On the whole Deckard being a Replicant, Ridley Scott says
Of course he’s a bloody Replicant! He’s going to have to admit it… I’m not going to tell you [how the question of replicant expiration is addressed]. You’ll have to see the story. It’ll all make sense.
On getting rejected by his choice of director of “Blade Runner 2”
“I asked somebody before, who I though would be right – I would rather not say who it is. He just said ‘I’m not going to do that, I’m never going to follow through on that
According to BBC and Independent.co.uk domain names including bladerunnerandroidsdreammovie.com and androidsdreammovie.com have been registered by a company that has been used in the past by Warner Bros.
So, it seems like the upcoming Blade Runner movie will be entitled “Blade Runner: Androids Dream”. So far, not much is known about the project besides that Harrison Ford will be in the movie, Ryan Gossling is in negotiations to star in the movie and that will be directed by Denis Villeneuve, Roger Deakins will be the Cinematographer and the Screenplay is written by Hampton Fancher (Ridley Scott & Michael Green is credited with “Story” at IMDB)
Deadline has published a great interview with Ridley Scott in which he talks about how Star Wars got him to do Alien instead of Tristan & Isolde. This is a really interesting interview which also let’s us know how he’s makes some of the decisions he does when he films.
The reason to why he’s not directing the next Blade Runner seems to be having or wanting to continue working on the next Prometheus film.
DEADLINE: Why didn’t you direct the sequel?
SCOTT: Alcon bought the title, and asked if I had any ideas. I did. So fundamentally it’s my essay about what happens and what the film is about. I was going to get writers, but decided to call up my old buddy Hampton Fancher because he walks the walk and talks the talk, albeit in these awful sandals. We came up with a nice tight target. He said he wouldn’t write the screenplay, but wrote a short novel. This was one of the writers I had the best experience with, on the original Blade Runner, meeting him every day, polishing the script. We’d solve one problem and there would be another. It drove him crazy but what happened is that what started off as a small contained play inside an apartment, and into an epic. The new one, we’ve got a very good director in Denis Villenueve. He has taken my script, from Hampton and Michael Green, and that’s what he’ll make. I can’t direct them all, and I have to do Prometheus.
You can read the whole interview at
12-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins will reteam with director Denis Villeneuve on Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to “Blade Runner,” Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson announced Wednesday.
Roger Deakins (Shawshank Redemption, No Country For Old Men, Skyfall, True Grit, “O Brother, Where Art Thou”) whom has worked with Denis Villeneuve on “Prisoners” & “Sicario” will once again work together in the still untitled Blade Runner sequel
The “Blade Runner” sequel is scheduled to start principal photography next summer. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the original 1982 movie. Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard.
Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Ridley Scott, who directed the original adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”
“Roger is an extraordinary talent and we are very excited that Denis and Roger have chosen to continue their collaboration in bringing the sequel to ‘Blade Runner’ to the big screen,” Kosove and Johnson said in a joint statement.
Roger Deakins is represented by ICM Partners.
Toronto Star Newspaper has put Denis Villeneuve thru a small Q&A (or “Their own Voight-Kammpf test” as they prefer to call it) about the still untitled Blade Runner sequel.
One of the three questions is why he will do a sequel to Blade Runner
Many sci-fi fans are saying that no one should attempt to make a sequel to Blade Runner, after all these years. What do you say to them?
You know what? To be honest, I had the same reaction at the beginning. For me, Blade Runner is a cult movie. It’s really one of my favourite films of all time. I’m a big sci-fi addict and that movie is by far one of my favourites if not my favourite, with 2001: A Space Odyssey.
So when they said they were doing a sequel I said, “That is a fantastic, genius and maybe bad idea.” I was very excited, but at the same time a bit afraid. And when I got the chance to read the script, I understood. Ridley Scott (now producer) and Hampton Fancher(original co-writer, now co-producer) came with a very strong idea and a very exciting one. Honestly, I think that the fans will agree with me. It’s really a strong movie.
There is also the question if Harrison Ford will play Deckard again or if he will have a major role. It seems like Denis cannot tell us anything about if Deckard will be back but he let’s us know that Harrison Ford is recovering and that he’ll be okey.
My guess (the only one that works if you ask me) is that Harrison Ford will be back, playing the character that Deckard was based upon (since Deckard was a Replicant according to Ridley Scott). Let’s see if my guess will be correct 🙂
You can read the Q&A here
Denis Villeneuve whom is set to direct “Blade Runner 2” let’s us know in an interview with The National Post just how much he likes Blade Runner which happens to be just why he want’s to do the still untitled “Blade Runner 2” film
I’m ready to do it because the original Blade Runner is by far one of my favourite movies of all time.
Blade Runner is almost a religion for me.
You can read more at here