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Mackenzie Davis signs on for Blade Runner 2

on June 07, 2016, 3:55pm

Photo by Michael Lenic Photography

A sequel to the 1982 dramatic fantasy film Blade Runner was confirmed back in February of 2015. Since then, announcements detailing writers, release date, and cast members have trickled in — with the latest addition to the cast being Mackenzie Davis.

The Canadian actress has covered grounds in comedy (That Awkward Moment) and taken on a more serious role in The Martian. David will star alongside original cast member Harrison Ford, and new addition Ryan Gosling, who confirmed his role in November. Additionally, Robin Wright of House of Cards fame, has been rumored to appear as one of the remaining two major female roles, though negotiations are still under way.

Blade Runner 2 will follow the initial story, inspired by Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, but is set several decades later. The first film was written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, though the sequel will see Fancher working with Michael Green, and Ridley Scott, who directed the original film, will produce the sequel.

The film is scheduled to hit theaters on October 6th, 2017.


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