Deadline just broke the news that Harrison Ford has confirmed that he will be reprising his role as the iconic Rick Deckard in a Blade Runner sequel!
Details are pretty slim right now, though we do know that Ridley Scott, the director of the 1982 sci-fi classic, is attached to executive produce for Alcon Entertainment and that Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve is in negotiations to helm the project.
This is especially exciting, as Villeneuve created such a dark and gritty world in his Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal starrer Prisoners. Imagine what Blade Runner's dystopian Los Angeles would look like rendered with today's technology and with Villeneuve's tone!
Variety reports that the film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and Scott will be producing alongside Alcon's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
The film will take place several decades after the original, and principle photography is scheduled to begin summer 2016.
Though summer 2016 is a ways away, this is surely going to be a story we'll be following closely over at Moviepilot. I mean, how could you not get pumped about a sequel to arguably the greatest science fiction movie of all time?
The original was far ahead of its time with its commentary on the dangers of artificial intelligence - let's hope the sequel raises the bar!
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