'Blade Runner' Sequel Gets Release Date

"Blade Runner" (1982)


Alcon Entertainment is acquiring film, TV and ancillary rights to the 1982 sci-fi classic with an eye toward producing prequels and sequels. The original film, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, was based on Philip K. Dick’s novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"

Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard.

The sequel to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner has gotten a domestic release date from Warner Bros.

The film will hit theaters on Jan. 12, 2018, over Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

Currently the only other film that is set to open on this date is Paramount Animations' Sherlock Gnomes.

Ryan Gosling will star in the project alongside Harrison Ford, who will be reprising his role as San Fransisco police officer Rick Deckard.

Sicario director Denis Villeneuve will helm the anticipated follow-up, which was written by Alien: Covenant writer Michael Green and Hampton Fancher, who co-wrote the original sci-fi classic, based on Philip K. Dick's 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?  

Principal photography will begin July of this year.

Alcon Entertainment's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson are set to produce alongside Cynthia Sikes Yorkin. The late Bud Yorkin, who in 2011 sold the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to the 1982 original to Alcon, will also receive producing credit.

Scott will act as an executive producer along with Frank Giustra, Bill Carraro and Tim Gamble.   

Sony Pictures Releasing International will be releasing the film in all overseas territories.