‘Blade Runner 2’ Gets an Official Title: ‘Blade Runner 2049’
Warner Brothers have revealed the Blader Runner 2 title would be Blade Runner 2049. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the sequel to Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi classic will be released one year from today on Oct. 6, 2017.
They don’t reveal any new plot details in the press release, but we do have a production photo featuring Villeneuve, Scott, Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling hanging out around a bar and discussing the film.
Wow, this looks like they’re banking on this being a franchise. Well, whatever. Ford and Gosling star alongside Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, Dave Bautista, Lennie James David Dastmalchian and Hiam Abbass.
Blade Runner 2049 is set in several decades after the original. It is written by Michael Green and original Blade Runner writer Hampton Fancher, and succeeds the initial story based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.” Villeneuve reportedly does not have final cut on the project – just like Scott on the original movie.
The original Blade Runner took place in 2019, a dystopian future set in Los Angeles where humanity has created bioengineered cyborg servants called Replicants. Harrison Ford played Detective Rick Deckard, a ‘blade runner’ who investigated Replicants that escaped their work and attempted to integrate into society.