Blade Runner Sequel Packs “A Lot of Pressure,” Says Ryan Gosling

Doing a sequel of one of the best science fiction films in history can be daunting. Understandably, it would put a lot of pressure on all people involved in the project.

That's exactly what Ryan Gosling, set to star in the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, said when he described what it's like to work on the follow-up of the cult film.

In an interview with EW, the 35-year-old Canadian actor said:

It's a big undertaking with a lot of pressure on everyone involved.

While it is a challenge, he added that working on Blade Runner is "exciting as well."

Denis Villeneuve (Sicario and Prisoners) will helm the highly anticipated film from a script by Blade Runner screenwriter, Hampton Francher . Michael Green and Ridley Scott, who directed the original, 1982 classic, also provided input to the script.

Aside from Gosling, the film is set to star Wonder Woman's Robin Wright, Guardians of the Galaxy's Dave Bautista, and, most importantly, Harrison Ford.

I'm pretty sure Gosling speaks for everyone involved in the project with his comments above. The cast isn't the only one excited though. Fans are probably even more so thrilled since it's almost 35 years since the original.

The Blade Runner sequel will begin production this summer. It is slated for an October 6, 2017 release.

Read: Blade Runner 2 Release Date Moved Up, It's Coming Sooner Than We Expected

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