Blade Runner 2: House of Cards’ Robin Wright and Guardians of the Galaxy's Dave Bautista join cast

They join Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling

Jack Shepherd
Tuesday 05 April 2016 12:51 BST
Blade Runner
Blade Runner

After going through ‘development hell’ for a few years, the sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is full steam ahead, with Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve on board to direct and Ryan Gosling to lead.

Earlier this year, Guardians of the Galaxy and Spectre’s Dave Bautista hinted he may be joining the cast while speculators thought House of Cards’ Robin Wright may also be on board.

The production company behind the upcoming sequel, Alcon Films, has officially announced both actors are in the cast and filming will officially begin in July.

As yet, very little is known about the film except Harrison Ford has been confirmed to be reprising his role as Rick Deckard and original screenwriters Michael Green and Hampton Fancher will be working on the script. Multi-Oscar nominee Roger Deakins will also be on board as cinematographer.

Scott revealed he wouldn't return to direct as he's busy working on the Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant - a continuation of the Alien franchise he started in 1979.

Blade Runner 2 - thought to be titled Androids Dream - has a release date of 12 January 2018.

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