With three strong films under his belt, Denis Villenuve has become a hot commodity. The Incendies, Prisoners, and Enemy director is about to land his biggest project to date.
The sequel to Blade Runner is finally happening, and Villenuve will helm the picture. More so, Harrison Ford, the star of the original, will return and reprise his role as Deckard.
In a press release (found below) we know the film will take place several decades after the events of the first film, but that’s pretty much it. Once Ridley Scott started to doubt his involvement in the project, names started circulating but the idea of a sequel was never set in stone.
Production is set to get underway in the Summer of 2016, in the mean time, Villeneuve will finish Sicario with Emily Blunt which hits theaters in September.