Lennie James (The Walking Dead) has been added to the cast of the upcoming Alcon Entertainment Blade Runner sequel. Production is expected to start on the film soon.
James joins Harrison Ford, who will be reprising his role of Rick Deckard. New cast members include; Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Slyvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista, and Barkhad Abdi.
The Denis Villeneuve’s yet-to-be-titled Blade Runner sequel features Harrison Ford returning to the role of Rick Deckard after more than three decades. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Villeneuve talked about how he still remembers watching the original movie for the very first time and how it spawned his desire to become a director:
“I remember the opening sequence perfectly…That note of music; seeing Los Angeles in 2019; that smog; that darkness. It’s really the movie that gave birth to my desire to become a director.”
The director then went on to talk about how Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher convinced him to sign on for the project :
“He told me that Blade Runner was a dream. We just have to dream again and not worry too much about logic. That removed so much pressure and gave me the key to move forward.”
Plot details are being kept under tightly under wraps, but we know that the sequel is set several decades after the original movie and it sounds like things have changed since then:
“The climate has gone berserk — the ocean, the rain, the snow is all toxic.”
The Blade Runner sequel will arrive in theaters on Oct. 6, 2017.
Starring Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Mackenzie Davis, Ana de Armas, Carla Juri, Sylvia Hoeks, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian and Hiam Abbass,Blade Runner 2 hits theaters on October 6, 2017. Are you excited?
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Source: Entertainment Weekly