A sequel to the 1982 cult Sci-Fi has already been discussed for some time and the recent statements made it clear to us that there will indeed be a second movie to mark the series of Blade Runner.
Sustained by the collective efforts of Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Incendies) and Ridley Scott, the sequel’s features and details are yet to be discussed, as the project is considerably difficult to develop. Up to this moment, only two names were made public: Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford (the protagonist of Blade Runner, Rick Deckard).
It is very possible that Ford will reprise his role as Deckard, however it is still unclear who Gosling is going to play. Undoubtedly, the intention is not to do things impetuously – the follow-up requires patience and mastery.
About the opening scene, Ridley Scott had to say:
“We decided to start the film off with the original starting block of the original film. We always loved the idea of a dystopian universe, and we start off at what I describe as a ‘factory farm’”
The original motion picture and the sequel in question were made possible with the novel of Philip K. Dick about a “blade runner” who must resist the pressures of his former position as a Replicant hunter. Tasked to stop a rebel gang of replicants (genetically engineered beings) who came on Earth after successfully breaking free from an outer-space colony, he faces countless challenges, as well as a tryst which may jeopardize his life.
Other matters relating to the movie will be further discusses, with the shooting said to commence sometime during the following summer.
Furthermore, the sequel is expected to be a lot more acclaimed than it was back at the start of the ‘80s, having been able to form a faithful group of followers and fans over the years.