‘Blade Runner 2’ Begins Filming In July | Film News
Ridley Scott‘s 1982 science-fiction classic Blade Runner is getting a sequel and it begins filming in July. The film studio Alcon Entertainment have hired it’s director Denis Villeneuve, his last project the Academy Award nominated Sicario, and have landed newcomer to the series Ryan Gosling, as well as returning Harrison Ford as the ex police officer Rick Deckard.
The official press release for the movie states:
‘LOS ANGELES, CA, JANUARY 25, 2016 –Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute Alcon Entertainment’s follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece BLADE RUNNER in all overseas territories in all media; with Warner Bros. Pictures distributing in North America and Canada through its output agreement with Alcon, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
‘Denis Villeneuve is directing the film starring Ryan Gosling (The Big Short) and Harrison Ford (Star Wars) who is reprising his role as Rick Deckard. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Ridley Scott. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.’
‘Principal photography on Villenueve’s new BLADE RUNNER film is scheduled to begin in July 2016.‘
Check out the full press release here.