News - October 7, 2016

Blade Runner sequel gets a title
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Blade Runner sequel gets a title

The long-awaited sequel to Blade Runner has been given a formal title and will be known as Blade Runner 2049. 

The sequel to the iconic sci-fi thriller will star a returning Harrison Ford along with Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, Barkhad Abdi and Ryan Gosling as well as Jared Leto.

Denis Villeneuve, best known for his work on Sicario and Prisoners, has taken Ridley Scott's place in the director's chair, working from a script by Alien: Covenant scribe Michael Green and original co-writer Hampton Fancher. A new photo of Gosling, Ford, Scott and Villeneuve preparing for the movie has also been released and you can see it below:

Earlier this year the sequel was brought forward, it originally was due to hit cinemas on January 12th in 2018, but has now moved up to October 6th in 2017. 

Released in 1982, the original movie was set in a dystopian Los Angeles told the story of Ford's Rick Deckard, a man who hunts down genetically engineered androids visually indistinguishable from adult humans known as replicants. 

To check out the original in our online store, click here. 

Leto is currently in cinemas with a starring role in Suicide Squad, which is avaiable to pre-order on DVD, Blu-Ray and Steelbook exclusive to hmv on the right-hand side of the page. 

 

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