Blade Runner 2 release moved forward to October 2017
A few weeks ago I reported that Blade Runner 2 received a (controversial) release date, January 2018. The news came on the heels of the success of Dead Pool. Fans and industry insiders speculated that the studio was not worried about a off-season release. Perhaps they were signaling Blade Runner 2 was not meant to receive a wide release. Today, in total contradiction of that reasoning, and with joy, I can announce Blade Runner 2 has received yet another release date. The movie has not been delayed, instead it has been brought forward 3 months. The movie, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, will now open on October 6, 2017.
In the meantime the cast of Blade Runner 2 is also slowly materializing. Spectre villain Dave Bautista will have a role as well as Robin Wright. Robin has of course been making waves with her frequent collaboration with David Fincher: House of Cards and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Robin will also star in the Wonder Woman movie directed by Patty Jenkins. Below you can find the press release of the announcement.
“BLADE RUNNER” SEQUEL WORLDWIDE RELEASE DATE.
MOVES TO OCTOBER 6, 2017.
LOS ANGELES, CA, April 20, 2016 – 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, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Warner Bros will release the film in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all overseas territories in all media.
The film, initially set for a January 12, 2018 North American release, will be directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners). Principal photography is scheduled to begin July 2016.
The sequel, set several decades after the original, 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.
Multi-Oscar nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Sicario, Prisoners) will reunite with Villeneuve on the project.
Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to BLADE RUNNER in 2011 from the late producer Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Johnson and Kosove. Bud Yorkin will receive producer credit.
Ridley Scott will serve as Executive Producer. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will also serve as executive producers along with Bill Carraro.
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