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EW – It’s been 34 years since Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, set in 2019 dystopian Los Angeles and centered around Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a “blade runner” tasked with hunting and “retiring” (i.e. killing) rogue replicants (human-seeming androids), was released and changed the sci-fi genre as we knew it. On Oct. 6, 2017, fans will get to see its sequel, Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) and starring Ryan Gosling as a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, who unearths a secret 30 years after the events of the first film that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos — which leads him on a quest to find Deckard, who might have some answers.

 

There are movie stars and then there’s, well, Harrison Ford. “They say never meet your heroes,” Gosling tells EW. “But the addendum to that is: unless they’re Harrison Ford.” Of course, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t nervous about meeting Ford for the first time. “Harrison didn’t start working until a month into production, so we had a lot of time to just imagine how that might be, and waiting for that moment to come, and hoping that we were making something that would be satisfying to him,” Gosling says.

 

The day Ford finally arrived, the set happened to be engulfed in an atmospheric mist, and the curious cast and crew spent the day waiting for him to appear, almost literally out of thin air. “And then it was just unmistakably him — even in silhouette, you couldn’t miss it — and it was just such a relief,” he says. “He immediately put everyone at ease and went right to work.”

 

Later in production, to keep warm between takes, Gosling found himself shooting the breeze with Ford in an unexpected locale. “Talking to Harrison fully clothed in a hot tub is an experience I never thought I’d have,” Gosling says, laughing. “If you had told me a few years ago, I wouldn’t have believed it.”

 

For more on Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner 2049, including exclusive photographs and interviews with the filmmakers and cast, pick up Entertainment Weekly‘s First Look Issue, on stands Friday, and subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW.




EWIt’s time to see what Rick Deckard has been up to for the last 34 years

 

 

It’s been a long wait since 1982, but now we have our first real tantalizing look at Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the classic sci-fi film directed by Ridley Scott — adapted from Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? — about Rick Deckard, a “blade runner,” who must hunt down rogue replicants (human-seeming androids).

 

For devotees of Scott’s film, this announcement piece for 2049 — directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) with Scott as executive producer — should put any concerns they might have had to rest. Just look at this thing: That mysterious yellow landscape! Those crowded and neon-rimmed streets of Los Angeles! Ryan Gosling’s great-looking coat! Rick Deckard in a gray T-shirt!

 

Sure, we don’t totally know what is going on, but here’s the synopsis courtesy of Alcon Entertainment: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

 

The film also stars Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Mackenzie Davis, and Sylvia Hoeks, and will arrive in theaters on Oct. 6, 2017.

 

Watch the new footage above. For more on Blade Runner 2049, check back to EW.com where we’ll be unveiling some exclusive art and interviews with the cast and filmmakers.




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NERDREACTOR – It’s official. Blade Runner 2 is now Blade Runner 2049.

 

Although it’s not much, Warner Bros and Alcon Entertainment have released a behind-the-scenes picture of director Denis Villeneuve, producer Ridley Scott, and stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling chatting it up.

 

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Story details are being kept under wraps but what we do know is that Blade Runner 2049 is set 30 years after the events of the original.

 

The film has an impressive cast that includes Harrison Ford (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Ryan Gosling (La La Land), Jared Leto (Suicide Squad), Robin Wright (Wonder Woman), Lennie James (AMC’s “The Walking Dead”), and Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy 2).

 

Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters on October 6, 2017.




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COMINGSOON.NETHarrison Ford and Ryan Gosling want you to win a trip to the Blade Runner 2 set

 

Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner sequel is now filming in Budapest and there’s a chance that you could experience it firsthand. Ryan Gosling is the host of a new Omaze video that features both he and Harrison Ford presenting a special message from the Blade Runner 2 set. As has been done in the past on productions like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek Beyond, Omaze has a new campaign designed to raise money for a trio of important organizations: The Enough Project, Imerman Angels and The Hummingbirds Foundation. In today’s video, Gosling focuses on The Enough Project but, if past Omaze campaigns are any indication, we’re likely to see additional videos focused on the other two.

 

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THE WRAP – Warner Bros. and Alcon will release director Denis Villeneuve‘s sequel on Oct. 6, 2017

Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment are moving up the release of the “Blade Runner” sequel three months to Oct. 6, 2017. The film was originally slated for release on Jan. 12, 2018.

Denis Villeneuve is directing the sequel, which will star Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista.

The sequel, set several decades after the original, is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick‘s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.” Story details are not being revealed.

Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Alcon’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, while Bud Yorkin, the late producer of Ridley Scott‘s original 1982 classic, will also receive a producer credit.

Scott will executive produce along with Thunderbird Films CEOs Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, as well as Bill Carraro. Gifted cinematographer Roger Deakin will reunite with Villeneuve on the project, following “Sicario” and “Prisoners.”

Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all overseas territories in all media, and principal photography is scheduled to begin July 2016.

“Blade Runner 2” is slated to open against a Marvel-related event film from 20th Century Fox, which previously had “Gambit” opening on that date.




THE VERGEBut we’re still waiting on a title and release date



Details regarding the long-awaited Blade Runner sequel have been slowly coming into focus over the last year, and another came into view yesterday morning. According to Deadline, the movie is going to enter production this July. Denis Villeneuve (the director of movies like Enemy and Sicario) is teaming up with Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, and the movie is going to be shot by cinematographic legend Roger Deakins (a frequent Villeneuve collaborator). Its plot is still largely a mystery, but we know that Ford’s Rick Deckard is going to play a supporting role in a story set several decades after the original movie’s 2019 conclusion.

 

Parent studio Alcon Entertainment has targeted a summer 2016 production date for at least a year. The July filming date doesn’t represent a massive change in the movie’s schedule, but it’s exciting to watch a project come into frame slowly, especially when it’s linked to a movie as beloved and influential as the original Blade Runner. (Of course, the market for Harrison Ford-based franchise revivals is rather hot right now.) We still don’t know what this new chapter’s called or when it’s being released, but it’s definitely on the horizon.




DEADLINE – Sony Pictures has made a deal with Alcon Entertainment for overseas distribution rights to the Blade Runner sequel that Denis Villenueve will direct. The Big Short’s Ryan Gosling stars alongside Harrison Ford, who’s returning to one of his most iconic roles, as Richard Deckard. Warner Bros has North American distribution rights through its output agreement with Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, and Sony has the rest of the world. Production begins in July.

 

This is a big deal for Tom Rothman, who, when he took the reins of Sony Entertainment, immediately set to work on overhauling the overseas operation of the studio to bring it line with powerhouses like Warner Bros and Fox, where Rothman spent so many years. Most of the revenue stream on pictures like this comes from overseas, and this is one of the beach head projects he targets. He has stalked Alcon and Scott (who’s godfathering his seminal film) like a blade runner pursuing a runaway replicant. That pursuit got more aggressive once the film drew Villenueve, who’s coming off Sicario, and when Gosling committed to star with Ford. Original cowriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green wrote the script.

 

Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Johnson and Kosove. Bud Yorkin will receive producer credit. Alcon bought the rights to the 1982 film from the Yorkins, in 2011.

 

Scott will be executive producer, along with Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, and Bill Carraro.