Robin Wright is joining Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2
Golden Globe winner Robin Wright is in final negotiations to join Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner 2, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.
Director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) is directing. Principal photography is scheduled to begin July 2016. Blade Runner 2 will then be released by Warner Bros. in North America. Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all overseas territories in all media.
Blade Runner 2 (which has still not announced its official title) is set several decades after the 1982 original. Harrison Ford will reprise his iconic role as Rick Deckard. The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”. Story details, as well as Wright’s character, are not being revealed.
Alcon Entertainment acquired the Blade Runner 2, television and ancillary franchise rights to the franchise in 2011 from the late producer Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Johnson and Kosove. Bud Yorkin will receive producer credit.
Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers. Ridley Scott will also executive produce.
Wright’s upcoming projects include next summer’s Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster). There, Wright will star alongside Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Chris Pine (Star Trek). She can currently be seen on season four of Netflix‘s House of Cards, where she reprises her Golden Globe winning role as Claire Underwood.
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