"Blade Runner 2049" will open in theaters on October 6, 2017.
Harrison Ford reprises the role of Rick Deckard from the original, which is based on a Philip K. The sequel will take place several decades after the original film, and will also star Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, and Robin Wright.
Principal photography is scheduled to begin in July, 2016.
Multi-Oscar nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Sicario, Prisoners) will reunite with Villeneuve on the project.
hit theatres back in 1982, it arrived to mix reviews.
Audiences and critics weren’t quite ready for director Ridley Scott’s dystopian sci-fi noir but over time, the film has become a cult classic, often appearing on lists featuring the most important films of the last thirty plus years.
In 2007, it was named the 2nd most visually influential film of all time by the Visual Effects Society.