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Blade Runner sequel gets a name

Blade Runner 2049

Story by Jack Foley

THE sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner has been given a name.

And it’s called, simply, Blade Runner 2049!

Taking place several decades after the original, the film will see Harrison Ford once again playing Rick Deckard, the cop charged with hunting down a gang of escaped replicants in the classic sci-fi original.

The new film also stars Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright and Ana de Armas and is being directed by Denis Villeneuve, of Sicario and Arrival fame.

A new on-set photo of original film director Ridley Scott, Ford and Gosling spending time together has also been released, having been taken by Stephen Vaughan.

Blade Runner 2049 is due for release on October 6, 2017 – and that’s everything that’s been revealed about the film so far, barring a first-look image.

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