Plot details are scarce on the Alcon Entertainment project, though it’s been confirmed the sequel is set several decades after the original “Blade Runner.”
Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Alcon’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, while Bud Yorkin, the late producer of Ridley Scott‘s original 1982 classic, will also receive a producer credit.
Scott will executive produce along with Thunderbird Films CEOs Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, as well as Bill Carraro. Cinematographer Roger Deakin will reunite with Villeneuve on the project, following “Sicario” and “Prisoners.”
Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all overseas territories in all media, and principal photography is scheduled to begin July.
“Blade Runner 2” is slated to open opposite a Marvel-related event film from 20th Century Fox, which previously had “Gambit” opening on that date.
Davis is repped by UTA and Thruline Entertainent.