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4/21/16 - Cuban actress Ana de Armas has joined the cast of Alcon Entertainment’s upcoming Blade Runner sequel. The untitled Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel to the 1982 pic sees Harrison Ford returning, joined by Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista. It hits theaters October 6, 2017.  Source: Deadline.com

3/31/16 - Robin Wright is in final negotiations to join Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in the sequel to Blade Runner. No details on her role. Denis Villeneuve is directing the Alcon Entertainment film.  The story picks up several decades after the conclusion of the original. Warner Bros will open the film January 12, 2018. Source: Deadline.com

4/16/15 - Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, the film that will be directed by Denis Villeneuve. Ridley Scott is aboard as executive producer. Harrison Ford reprises his role.  Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Scott. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. Story details, as well as Gosling’s character, are not being revealed. Shooting begins in summer 2016.  Source: Deadline.com

 

2/26/15 - Denis Villeneuve is in negotiations to direct the sequel to Blade Runner.  Harrison Ford is confirmed to be reprising his role as Rick Deckard.  Ridley Scott is aboard to executive produce for Alcon Entertainment.  The film is scheduled to start principal photography in summer 2016. Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Scott. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 film.  Bud Yorkin will serve as a producer. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will co-produce. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.  Source: Deadline.com

 

5/17/12 - Hampton Fancher is in talks to pen an idea for an untitled sequel to the classic sci-fi film Blade Runner for director Ridley Scott and studio Alcon Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Alcon and Scott confirmed that the story will be set some years after the first film concluded.

 

8/18/11 - Ridley Scott is returning Blade Runner for a new feature for Warners-based Alcon Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  While the new movie is being described as a “follow-up” to the first film, the filmmakers have not yet disclosed whether it will function as a prequel or a sequel to the original. One thing it won't be, though, is a re-make, Alcon co-head Andrew Kosove said. "We very fortunate that Ridley Scott has decided to come back to one of his seminal movies," he added. "And with Ridley, I can tell you it will be fresh and original."  Producers are currently meeting with writers.  Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Kosove will produce the new film with Yorkin, Cynthia Sikes Yorkin and Scott.  Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEOs of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.

 

3/3/11 - Alcon Entertainment announced they will buy the rights to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic 1982 science-fiction thriller Blade Runner.  Alcon is trying to land the rights from producer-director Bud Yorkin, who will serve as producer on the new project along with Alcon's Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.  The original movie was directed by Ridley Scott and starred Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, who must track down and destroy four clones, called replicants. The movie also starred Sean Young, Rutger Hauer and Daryl Hannah.

 

 

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