The Blade Runner sequel has been given an official name.
According to EW, who spoke to the film’s director Denis Villeneueve, the sequel is officially named Blade Runner 2049. Unfortunately, we don’t know much more about it, except for the fact that Harrison Ford will be reprising his role as Rick Deckard from the original 1982 sci-fi film.
The rest of the Blade Runner 2049 cast includes Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Dave Bautistia, Ana de Armas, and Lennie James. Information about their roles is being kept under wraps for now, but we’d like to imagine that they’ll be set up for a third film in the series (even though we know we’re getting ahead of ourselves, here).
We also have a plot setup for the upcoming sci-fi movie, as Villeneueve says the sequel will take place several decades after Ridley Scott’s original in the dystopian Los Angeles. We also know that the film’s original screenplay writer, Hampton Fancher, and Michael Green (Alien: Covenant).
The originally released Blade Runner film is based on the writings of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, and it’s widely considered to be a masterpiece of science fiction cinema.