Harrison Ford is back as the
replicant detective Rick Deckard in the sequel to Blade Runner.
The follow-up takes place several decades after events in the original 1982 film, which was directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples. Fancher returns to scribe duties, along with Michael Green. The script is based on an idea from Fancher and Scott, who will executive produce for Alcon Entertainment.
The original film was based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.
Alcon acquired most of the franchise rights from producer Bud Yorkin in 2011. Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson are in negotiations with Denis Villeneuve to direct the film after his work on Alcon’s Prisoners starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman.
No word yet whether or not Sean Young or Edward James Olmos (and his origami) will return. The sequel is set to begin shooting in summer 2016.