‘Blade Runner’ Sequel With Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford Gets Release Date

Director Denis Villeneuve will follow up 1982 classic with Ridley Scott as producer. It hits theaters in January 2018

The Ridley Scott-produced sequel to “Blade Runner,” directed by Denis Villeneuve (“Sicario”) and starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, will hit theaters on January 12, 2018, Alcon Entertainment announced Thursday.

Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard alongside “Drive” star Gosling. Scott, who directed the original 1982 sci-fi classic, will serve as Executive Producer.

Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, heads of Thunderbird Films, will also serve as executive producers along with Bill Carraro (“Terminator Genisys,” “The Golden Compass”). Alcon co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson acquired the franchise rights in 2011.

Shooting is set for July with Villeneuve and celebrated cinematographer Roger Deakins. Hampton Fancher, co-writer of the original, and Michael Green wrote the script from a story by Fancher and Scott. The action takes up several decades after the end of the first film

Warner Bros. will release the film in the U.S., with Sony taking international territories.