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Running time for Blade Runner 2049 unveiled
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Running time for Blade Runner 2049 unveiled

The running time for Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to Blade Runner, has been unveiled. 

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.

The movie is a lengthy one and will clock in at 152 minutes, or two hours and 32 minutes, all told. 

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.

Late last 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 this year.

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. 

The sequel follows a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), who discovers a dark secret that might bring an end to humanity. K's discovery leads him to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former blade runner who disappeared 30 years ago.

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