Blade Runner 2 release date expected 2017, director Denis Villenueve doesn't want to do a 'cut and paste' job


One of the classic science fiction movies of all time, Blade Runner, initially released in 1982 and is about to see a sequel, with rumors of it taking place some years after the first film.

While the initial Blade Runner movie was directed by Ridley Scott, three-time Oscar nominee, the sequel will be taken over by Denis Villenueve, who is apparently a hardcore fan of the movie.

Villenueve said in an interview with Collider that initially he was hesitant to take over the leadership in the film largely because he is a huge fan of Blade Runner and didn’t want to mess up its sequel. Nonetheless, he took on the role, “because he felt he can do it,” and added that “It’s a huge challenge, because you don’t want to cut and paste, otherwise why [do it]? And at the same time you have to respect what was done, so you have to find the right equilibrium between being faithful to the first one and bringing something new at the same time that will make sense to the Blade Runner universe.”

Harrison Ford, who played Rick Deckard in Blade Runner, is set to return in Blade Runner 2 to reprise his role. One of the mysteries that fans have been speculating about is that whether Deckard is a human or a replicant in the movie, observes Cinema Blend. Scott did mention years back that Deckard is a replicant, while Ford thinks he is a human, Villenueve declined to make any statements to clarify about this, but reassured fans that “I would just want to say to the fans that we will take care of that mystery. I will take care of it.” Having said this, it seems that Villenueve has it covered and fans will just have to wait for the next movie to find out.

The filming of the movie will start summer of 2016, with its location still undetermined at the moment. Some rumors indicate that the movie may make the big screen on 2017, although no official confirmation was made for this. The first part’s Cinematographer, Roger Deakins, is confirmed to come back for Blade Runner 2, while there are also rumors that Ryan Gosling will join the film.