It's been a couple of months since we last heard about the upcoming sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 cyberpunk film Blade Runner. Deadline reports that the production for the film will start this July. Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Deckard, and Ryan Gosling will be joining him. Denis Villeneuve (director of Enemy and Sicario) will direct the film, and it's going to be shot by cinematographic legend Roger Deakins. (a frequent Villeneuve collaborator). Plot details haven't been revealed yet. All we know is that its story is set several decades after the original film's 2019 conclusion.
Sony will distribute the film internationally:
"At Sony, we have made a strong commitment to the international marketplace," Sony Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman said in a statement. "We know of few projects with greater international potential than the long dreamed of sequel to Blade Runner, especially given the all-star creative team Andrew and Broderick have assembled. We are deeply grateful to everyone at Alcon, Denis and Ridley for entrusting us with such a gift. Working on a Blade Runner film also fulfills a long-time personal ambition, as I deeply love and admire the original."
No official release date has been announced, but I'm so excited to see this film. You can read Ridley Scott's description of its opening scene here.