Roger Deankins will Shoot Denis Villeneuve’s BLADE RUNNER

Ridley Scott Sci-Fi

Let’s rejoice, everyone. The long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi classic, Blade Runner will be shot by none other than Roger Deakins.

The project will mark the third collaboration between the legendary cinematographer and director Denis Villeneuve after 2013’s Prisoners and the upcoming Sicario.

The untitled Blade Runner sequel is scheduled to start principal photography in the summer of 2016, scripted by Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green, and based on an original idea by Fancher and Scott. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original, which was actually set in the year 2019.

Harrison Ford will be back as Rick Deckard and it is rumored that Ryan Gosling is in talks to co-star (but the press release (via /Film) makes no mention of his involvement).

Blade Runner was named the second most visually influential film of all time by the Visual Effects Society and I am very curious to see how much the 12-time Oscar nominated cinematographer nods to the look of the original (DoP: Jordan Cronenweth), “consisting of deep shadows and vibrant colors and shafts of light so strong that you can’t help but get pulled into them.” Check out the video below, which shows what an artist Deakins is. All in all, it’s likely to be fantastic.