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Untitled Blade Runner sequel: First-look image released

Untitled Blade Runner sequel

A FIRST-look image has been released from Denis Villeneuve’s as-yet Untitled Blade Runner sequel.

“I’ve always been attracted to science-fiction films with strong visual signatures that lead us into unique parallel worlds and the original Blade Runner is by far the best of all time,” said Villeneuve.

“Ridley Scott had the genius to blend science-fiction and film noir to create this unique exploration of human condition. The new Blade Runner is an extension of the first movie a few decades later.”

Principal photography on the film is scheduled to begin this month (July 2016).

The sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard.

The film 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.

The cast also includes Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi and Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian and Hiam Abbass.

The film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all media for all overseas territories.

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