Ridley Scott and Hampton Fancher, director and writer, respectively, of the original Blade Runner, are currently working on the follow up to the ground-breaking 1982 science fiction classic, which will take place some years after the first film concluded.
Harrison Ford is officially returning as Rick Deckard and filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy) is taking over directing duties for Scott.
Updates: In a recent interview, Empire asked Ridley Scott about Blade Runner 2, and this is what he had to say: “Yeah, we’re working on [Blade Runner 2] right now – that will happen sooner or later.”
According to Variety (via MTV), Ridley Scott says the screenplay is not only “written and ready to go,” but that Harrison Ford loves it: “I sent him this (script) and he said, ‘Wow, this is the best thing I’ve ever read,’ so it’s very relevant to what happened (in) the first one,” Scott told MTV News. “I’m not just doing a sequel with lots of action and see how far we can go with the special effects because you can’t really. ‘Blade Runner’ kind of landed on a somehow very credible future. And it’s very difficult to change that because it’s been so influential with everything else.”
Updates: Sources report that ace cinematographer, Roger Deakins (Skyfall), will be re-joining director Denis Villeneuve for Blade Runner 2. The two collaborated on 2013′s Prisoners.
BREAKING NEWS: Ryan Gosling (Drive) himself confirms his role in Blade Runner 2. No other details about his potential character are available.