We all know that original Blade Runner director Ridley Scott has gotten the band back together to finally make a sequel to the 1982 classic. Now we’re starting to get a real feel for what the much-anticipated followup is going to look like.
Executive Producer Scott convinced Harrison Ford to reprise one of his signature roles, grizzled cop Rick Deckard, alongside Ryan Gosling as new replicant hunter Officer K, in a story from original co-scripter Hampton Fancher.
So far we’ve seen some promising stills and footage, but anyone can string together a few eye-popping images. Can director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) deliver an entire movie worthy of following in the footsteps of Scott’s visually stunning masterpiece? The early evidence suggests that he can! Check it:
After hearing virtually nothing about Blade Runner 2049 after the casting of Ryan Gosling was announced and Harrison Ford‘s participation confirmed, Warner Bros has suddenly dropped a bunch of teaser material about the sequel to director Ridley Scott‘s 1982 classic, Blade Runner.
First of all, we have several photographs courtesy of Entertainment Weekly depicting the principle characters, including Gosling as Officer K, Ford as Deckard and Ana de Armas as a mystery character. Scott is also seen conferring with Ford.
Remember that Blade Runner sequel that always seems to be on and off? Well, some big pieces have fallen into place and now It is most definitely back on!
Alcon Entertainment announced Friday that Harrison Ford has been confirmed to return to the role of Rick Deckard! Securing Ford is certainly the most important step to making a successful sequel.
Original director Ridley Scott will step back and produce Blade Runner 2 (because he will be busy directing Prometheus 2), but he has announced his hand-picked choice to helm this sequel: Denis Villeneuve.
Curmudgeonly action star Harrison Ford participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything forum on April 12 in which he revealed that he would be up for a Blade Runner sequel!
“I’m quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for Blade Runner. If, in fact, the opportunity would exist to do another, if it’s a good script, I would be very anxious to work with Ridley Scott again. He’s a very talented and passionate filmmaker. I think it would be very interesting to revisit the character.”
Director Scott has said a BR sequel “will happen sooner or later,” so with the two major players now on board, perhaps all hopes for a sequel will not be lost, like so many tears in the rain.