Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
One trailer for Blade runner, 2049 has been released today. Ryan Gossling and Harrison Ford (with the “Blaster”) can be seen in environments that look both very “Blade Runnerish” and a bit clean & scaled down. Enjoy 🙂
Another piece of concept art has been released as you can see above. David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight), Hiam Abbass (Munich) and Lennie James (The Walking Dead) are set to join the previously announced cast of Alcon Entertainment’s Untitled BLADE RUNNER sequel which includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi and Dave Bautista, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Denis Villeneuve has in talks with Entertaiment Weekly said that the story will continue to take place in Los Angeles and along the west coast. He describes the pre-production as a “terror-period” and that the climate will be much worse in the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, the landscape will look rather different this time – if anything, the weather will be even more inclement than it was in the 1982 original.
“The climate has gone berserk,” Villeneuve explained; “the ocean, the rain, the snow is all toxic.”
During talks with Hampton Fancher, responsible for turning Philip K. Dick’s 1968’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into Blade Runner’s screenplay, Fancher said “Blade Runner was a dream. We just have to dream again and not worry too much about logic” and that removed so much pressure and gave Villeneuve the key to move forward
Academy Award nominated actor Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) is set to join the previously announced cast of Alcon Entertainment’s BLADE RUNNER sequel which includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri and Dave Bautista, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove on June 28’th.
The sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard. The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Story details are not being revealed.
Abdi is best known for his acting debut in the role of a Somali pirate in Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips, which earned Abdi an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor as well as five additional nominations for the film including Best Picture. He also earned Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG nominations for that role. Earlier this year Abdi appeared in Bleeker Street Media’s thriller Eye in the Sky alongside Helen Mirren and Aaron Paul.
Alcon Entertainment reports that Swiss Actress Carla Juri is the latest to join the upcomming Blade Runner cast which as of now, besides Carla Juri consists of Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks and Dave Bautista. Production is set to start in July 2016 and the movie is set to be released worldwide on October 6, 2017.
Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece BLADE RUNNER, starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista will now be released worldwide on October 6, 2017 instead of January 12 2018 which was the earlier US release date. Warner Bros will release the film in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all overseas territories.
There are also two more actresses being added to the cast that will star in the Blade Runner sequel. Ana De Armas and Sylvia Hoeks .
Cuban born Ana de Armas began her career in Spanish language film and television in Cuba, then later Spain. She will be seen in two major motion pictures releasing this August, including The Weinstein Company’s boxing biopicHands of Stone, in which she appears alongside Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez, and Warner Bros.’ comedic drama War Dogs starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller.
Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson says “We think Ana is one of the most exciting, up-and-coming international actors in the world today, and we are thrilled she will be playing such an important part in this sequel.”
Netherlands-born film, stage and television actress Sylvia Hoeks has starred in numerous Dutch and European television series and films, including the title role in the award winning Tirza, a local box office hit directed by Rudolf van den Berg, which was the official Dutch entry for Best Foreign Language film in 2010. Hoeks has been nominated for and/or won several acting awards for leading and supporting roles, including in such films as Het Meisje en de Dood, Tirza,Duska, and the box office hit The Storm, among others.
States Johnson and Kosove: “Sylvia is a radiant talent, a tremendous actress with great appeal in a wide variety of roles. Her addition to this vastly accomplished international cast is a perfect fit.”
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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