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Blade Runner sequel gets title ahead of 2017 release

on October 06, 2016, 3:35pm

Exactly one year out from its release, the title for director Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming Blade Runner sequel has been revealed. Set thirty years after the original, the new film will be logically called Blade Runner 2049.

Blade Runner 2049 will see the return of Harrison Ford as lead character Rick Deckard. Newcomers include Ryan Gosling, Jared LetoMackenzie DavisRobin Wright, and Dave Bautista. Villeneuve will direct from a script by Hampton Fancher (who wrote the original) and Michael Green (LoganAlien: Covenant). The original’s director, Ridley Scott, will take on a producers role.

In addition to announcing the title, Alcon Entertainment has released a photo of (left to right) Villeneuve, Scott, Ford, and Gosling on set. There appear to be some futuristic weapons on the table in front of them, so have a look up above.

Blade Runner 2049 is expected to hit theaters on October 6th, 2017.