'Blade Runner' sequel moved to October 2017

Updated on : Apr 21,2016   2:12 pm

Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) The release of the yet-untitled sequel of "Blade Runner" has been moved up from January 2018 to October 17.

Alcon Entertainment is now set to release the film on October 6, 2017, shifting it from its original date of January 12, 2018, reports variety.com.

Harrison Ford is set to return as Rick Deckard and Ryan Gosling and Robin Wright are set to co-star in the film from "Sicario" director Denis Villeneuve.

The sequel, set several decades after the original, 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."

Ridley Scott will serve as executive producer. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO's of Thunderbird Films, will also serve as executive producers along with Bill Carraro.

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