‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Adds ‘Martian’ Star Mackenzie Davis

Denis Villeneuve’s all-star ensemble also includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Robin Wright

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Actress Mackenzie Davis has joined Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Robin Wright in the Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel to Ridley Scott‘s 1982 sci-fi classic “Blade Runner.”

Davis made notable turns in the 2015 Matt Damon hit “The Martian” and in Zac Efron‘s “That Awkward Moment.”

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.”

Ford will reprise his role as Frank Deckard in the script from Hampton Fancher and Michael Green.

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.