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Blade Runner 2 Gets New Release Date

Blade Runner 2 gets an updated and earlier release date.

At first Blade Runner 2 was set to be released on January, 12th 2018, but now Warner Bros. has announced the film will have an October, 6th 2017 release.

See full details below in the official announcement.

 

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“BLADE RUNNER” SEQUEL WORLDWIDE RELEASE DATE MOVES TO OCTOBER 6, 2017

 

Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece BLADE RUNNER, starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista, will now be released worldwide on October 6, 2017, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Warner Bros will release the film in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all overseas territories in all media.

The film, initially set for a January 12, 2018 North American release, will be directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners). Principal photography is scheduled to begin July 2016.

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.

Multi-Oscar nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Sicario, Prisoners) will reunite with Villeneuve on the project.

Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to BLADE RUNNER in 2011 from the late producer Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Johnson and Kosove. Bud Yorkin will receive producer credit.

Ridley Scott will serve as Executive Producer. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will also serve as executive producers along with Bill Carraro.

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Dave Bautista Confirms Blade Runner 2

Dave Bautista has joined the cast of Blade Runner 2.

The actor posted an announcement video on Facebook (watch below).

Dave Bautista first hinted at his involvement in Blade Runner 2 by teasing a Japanese unicorn origami, which was featured in the first movie.

Blade Runner 2 has a January 12, 2018 release directed by Denis Villeneuve starring Harrison Ford, Robin Wright and Ryan Gosling.

Dave Bautista is also currently filming Guardians of the Galaxy 2, returning as Drax.

I’m so excited to be able to share this news! Thank you for your support in everything I do. It’s humbling.

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Ryan Gosling Comments On Blade Runner 2

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Ryan Gosling is set to star in the sequel to the 1982 Blade Runner film.

While not much is known about the film and Gosling obviously can’t say much, the actor told Total Film magazine that it’s a “dream project” and more.

“With Blade Runner 2, first of all, I have to say that if  say too much about it, I have a chip in my neck that will explode my head, so I have to be careful choosing my words… But it’s a dream project. I’m such a huge fan of the original  and then to work with Denis Villeneuve, who I’m a huge fan of as well, and Roger Deakins, and Harrison Ford, and Ridley Scott, on extending that story – and it is an extension of that story, it is a really intersting extension of that story and the world – is a dream. I’m very excted. The original’s an incredible film, it’s an amazing world, it’s the reason so many people have borrowed from it, and it’s exciting to actually be able to go into that world.”

Ridley Scott also previously offered the following about the opening:

“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’ – what would be a flat land with farming. Wyoming. Flat, not rolling – you can see for 20 miles. No fences, just plowed, dry dirt. Turn around and you see a massive tree, just dead, but the tree is being supported and kept alive by wires that are holding the tree up. It’s a bit like Grapes of Wrath, there’s dust, and the tree is still standing. By that tree is a traditional, Grapes of Wrath-type white cottage with a porch. Behind it at a distance of two miles, in the twilight, is this massive combine harvester that’s fertilizing this ground. You’ve got 16 Klieg lights on the front, and this combine is four times the size of this cottage. And now a spinner [a flying car] comes flying in, creating dust. Of course, traditionally chased by a dog that barks, the doors open, a guy gets out and there you’ve got Rick Deckard. He walks in the cottage, opens the door, sits down, smells stew, sits down and waits for the guy to pull up to the house to arrive. The guy’s seen him, so the guy pulls the combine behind the cottage and it towers three stories above it, and the man climbs down from a ladder – a big man. He steps onto the balcony and he goes to Harrison’s side. The cottage actually [creaks]; this guy’s got to be 350 pounds. I’m not going to say anything else – you’ll have to go see the movie.”

“Blade Runner 2” is being directed by Denis Villeneuve, produced by Ridley Scott, with Harrison Ford set to return as Rick Deckard.

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Harrison Ford Confirmed For Blade Runner Sequel

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It’s now officially confirmed that Harrison Ford will be back for the Blade Runner sequel reprising his 1982 role as Rick Deckard.

The new Blade Runner will be set decades after the original and will start filming Summer 2016.

The script is co-written by original Blade Runner co-writer Hampton Fancher along with Michael Green (Green Lantern, Heroes, Smallville) based on an idea by Fanhcer and Ridley Scott.

According to Deadline, Scott doesn’t appear to be directing as Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) has been tapped to direct.

“We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners,”Producers Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said. “Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most universally celebrated films of all time, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with this amazing, creative team.”

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Ridley Scott Talks Comic Book Movies

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One of my choices to direct a Richard Rider Nova movie, Ridley Scott, comments on directing comic book movies.

Scott, who is known for grandiose movies such as Alien, Blade RunnerGladiator and the upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings, is asked by IGN if he would consider a comic book movie.

Ridley Scott’s response is that he is hesitant to take them on:

I’ve had a lot of opportunities and I tend not to do that. They’re the hardest single thing to write. Taking a comic strip character is very hard to write. Because comics are meant to work in one page, to work in frames with minimalistic dialogue. And a lot of it is left to the imagination of the reader. To do that in film you’ve got to be a little more explanatory. And that requires a good screenplay and good dialogue.”

Exodus: Gods and Kings has a December 12th release.

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Ridley Scott Not Directing Blade Runner Sequel

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While doing press for his latest movie, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Ridley Scott lets it be known he will not be directing the sequel to Blade Runner.

In their interview with Ridley Scott, Variety makes note that the director “already has a fair idea what he’ll be doing next, though it likely won’t be the much-anticipated Blade Runner sequel he developed with the original film’s co-screenwriter, Hampton Fancher,” and also adding it should start filming next year with: “Per Scott, that Alcon Entertainment production should go before the cameras within the next year, but with someone else directing ([Ridley Scott will] produce).”

Ridley Scott did offer that Harrison Ford will return, and stated Ford will appear toward the end of the Blade Runner sequel.

“We talked at length about what it could be, and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline, and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one,” Ridley Scott said.“Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it’s about finding him; he comes in in the third act.” 

The original Blade Runner debuted in 1982 starring Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young.

Exodus: Gods and Kings premiers December 12th starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton.

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Harrison Ford Offered Return Role In Blade Runner Sequel

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It’s been announced that Harrison Ford has been offered a part to return as Rick Deckard in the Ridley Scott-directed Blade Runner sequel.

Warner Bros-based Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson released a statement that read:

“We believe that Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have crafted with Ridley Scott an extraordinary sequel to one of the greatest films of all time. We would be honored, and we are hopeful, that Harrison will be part of our project.”

The Blade Runner sequel is being written by original writer Hampton Fancher, and Green Lantern movie writer Michael Green, which is said to be set some years after the first film concluded.

Blade Runner came out in 1982 starring Harrison Ford that saw him play a blade runner hunting down replicants. One theory suggests that Deckard (Ford) was actually a replicant himself.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Is “colorful and bright and pulpy”

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We get a description of the tone of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie from producer Jonathan Schwartz.

Schwartz offers that when James Gunn came on board, Gunn brought with him a totally unique perspective to the movie.

Schwartz describes Guardians of the Galaxy as “colorful and bright and pulpy” and not something like Blade Runner.

Via SFX Magazine:

When James Gunn came aboard he brought a completely unique visual sensibility to it, harkening back to pulpy ’50s science fiction. One of the things that he mentioned in his original pitch was that science fiction as we understand it has become greyer and sleeker and blacker and darker, this kind of Blade Runner world. We all love Blade Runner but that’s not all that science fiction can be, so the world that you’re going to see in Guardians of the Galaxy is colorful and bright and pulpy, but it’s also lived-in and grounded. And finding the balance between those two things is what’s driving a lot of this universe.

Let’s hope it’s not too bright and colorful that it ends up campy. 

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige offers the following about the Guardians of the Galaxy not being very well known:

There’s definitely a comparison to be made between Iron Man & Guardians of the Galaxy because it’s easy to forget that Iron Man was not well known when that first film came out. Back then I had to spend a lot time explaining to people that Iron Man is not a robot and he’s actually a person and a scientist, who builds this suit. He doesn’t fly like Superman, he has to obey the laws of physics. Likewise with Guardians of the Galaxy; it’s based on a comic that has a certain following but nobody should feel bad if they’ve never heard of it because we’re expecting that most people haven’t…. Guardians is unique because while the hero Star-Lord is human and from Earth, hopefully the audience can relate to the adventures that he goes on as they see it through his eyes. 

(pictured right: Benicio del Toro as The Collector from Thor 2)

Guardians of the Galaxy has an August 1, 2014 release in the U.S.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

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Synopsis:

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team — the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gilian, Djimon Hounsou with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.

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Green Lantern Movie Writer Michael Green To Pen Blade Runner Sequel; Harrison Ford Said To Return

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We get news on the next installment of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner with it said Green Lantern writer Michael Green is in negotiations to write the script.

It is also confirmed that the new movie will be a sequel to the 1982 classic, set some years after the original Blade Runner.

TheWrap also has it that Ridley Scott is eyeing bringing back Harrison Ford.

Back in 2011, it was also stated Ridley Scott would return to direct.

See below for more.

 

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 31, 2013, 3:30 pm, EST—Writer Michael Green is in negotiations to do a rewrite of Alcon Entertainment’s “Blade Runner” sequel penned by Hampton Fancher (“Blade Runner,” “The Minus Man,” “The Mighty Quinn”) and to be directed by Ridley Scott. Fancher’s original story/screenplay is set some years after the first film concluded.

Alcon co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce with Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, along with Ridley Scott. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.

Green recently completed rewrites on “Robopocalypse” and Warners Bros “Gods and Kings.”

Alcon and Yorkin previously announced that they are partnering to produce “Blade Runner” theatrical sequels and prequels, in addition to all television and interactive productions.

The original film, which has been singled out as the greatest science-fiction film of all time by a majority of genre publications, was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1993 and is frequently taught in university courses. In 2007, it was named the 2nd most visually influential film of all time by the Visual Effects Society.

Released by Warner Bros. almost 30 years ago, “Blade Runner” was adapted by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples from Philip K. Dick’s groundbreaking novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” and directed by Scott following his landmark “Alien.” The film was nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Visual Effects, and Best Art Direction). Following the filming of “Blade Runner,” the first of Philip K. Dick’s works to be adapted into a film, many other of Dick’s works were likewise adapted, including “Total Recall,” “A Scanner Darkly,” “Minority Report,” “Paycheck,” and the recent “The Adjustment Bureau,” among others.

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Announcement For Ridley Scott’s New Blade Runner Coming Soon

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Back in August it was made known that Ridley Scott will be doing a new Blade Runner via an official press release.

It didn’t really reveal much, other than a new Blade Runner is happening.

While not much more information has since been revealed, we can look for an announcement in the next couple of months.

Producer Andrew Kosove of Alcon Entertainment, who is partnering up with Ridley Scott, offered up, via The Playlist, that the movie is, “an extremely high priority for Ridley. This project is moving forward aggressively in development.” 

With that, Kosove said to look for news soon.

“Sometime in the first two months of the new year we’ll announce who the screenwriter will be and whether or not it’s a prequel or sequel. And then we’ll be off to the races.”

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