Sicario director Denis Villeneuve's sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner has been moved forward from January 12, 2018 to October 6, 2017, according to Variety. The film is currently deep in preproduction and stars a returning Harrison Ford as Deckard and co-stars Ryan Gosling and Robin Wright.
Scott is producing the return to Philip K. Dick's world, which will be set several decades after the original film. Details are tightly under wraps, but the screenplay was written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, based on a story by Fancher and David Peoples.
Getting a Blade Runner sequel a few months earlier is certainly awesome, but to be honest I wish they would've actually pushed it back — just so the film could release the same year that the original takes place and we could throw massive Blade Runner parties.
Oh, well. Maybe for Blade Runner 3?