Alcon Entertainment’s forthcoming (and currently untitled) sci-fi sequel to Ridley Scott’s iconic BLADE RUNNER had now added another to its cast. Denis Villeneuve is directing the follow-up to Scott’s 1982 masterpiece which saw Harrison Ford hunting a ruthless group of “replicants” in a rain-soaked near future.
A collaboration between Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures, BLADE RUNNER 2 (which we’ll call it for now) is dated for cinemas January 12, 2018, with Ford returning and leading alongside Ryan Gosling. The original BLADE RUNNER screenwriter Hampton Fancher has also supplied the story and screenplay.
Today brings news of Oscar-nominee (and former Mrs. Sean Penn) Robin Wright has joined the film which Ridley Scott (who opted not to direct in order to helm ALIEN: COVENANT) will produce via his Scott Free productions. Wright is probably best known for her role in FOREST GUMP and can currently be seen in HOUSE OF CARDS opposite Kevin Spacey.