Actor Ryan Gosling is in talks to join Harrison Ford in the much-anticipated sequel to “Blade Runner”.
The movie, to be directed by Denis Villeneuve, will see Ford returning as Rick Deckard.
Hampton Fancher, co-writer of the original, and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Ridley Scott, who is executive producing the new film.
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The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original, which centered on a man (Ford) working as a police operative tasked with chasing down machines called replicants, said the Hollywood Reporter.
Shooting is slated to begin in summer of 2016.
Alcon Entertainment acquired the rights to “Blade Runner” in 2011 with the intention of making both prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller.