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Ryan Gosling in Talks to Star in Villenueve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel

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April 16, 2015
Source: Variety

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A sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner has been in the works for awhile now, but more recently it's been making some real progress toward getting in front of a camera. In February, Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve was hired to be at the helm of the film that will be produced by Ridley Scott, director of the original film, with a script from Hampton Fancher, co-writer of the original Blade Runner, with Green Lantern writer Michael Green contributing as well. And now Variety reports Drive and Crazy Stupid Love star Ryan Gosling is in talks to take the lead role, though we have no idea what kind of character he'll play.

Actor Harrison Ford (who popped up in today's Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer) has already been confirmed to return as Rick Deckard from the seminal sci-fi film, and much like the real time that has passed since the original film was released, the story takes place decades after the events of Blade Runner, which was actually set in the year 2019. Gosling has been linked to several projects lately, including Guillermo del Toro's adaptation of Disney's theme park attraction The Haunted Mansion and Whiplash director Damien Chazelle's contemporary musical La La Land with Emma Stone. It's unclear if he'll actually end up starring in all of these films, but since this won't start shooting until summer 2016, I imagine that all these films fit into his schedule pretty easily. We'll find out soon enough.

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  • DAVIDPD
    I hope they can get Kavinsky to do the score. Please.
  • ari smulders
    it's a good choice if its true! Bladerunner 2 needs to have the best actors and director,and it seems they are doing a great job. Villeneuve is one of the best around,and he handles the legacy with care and love!
  • Lui
    Ugh... hope they don't mess this up. I wasn't to pleased with Prometheus, so I'm a bit skeptical.
  • Tester
    Please, I beg of you, do not make this movie !!!!
  • ff
    Well this isn't good news.
  • MaqueeStalker
    Lots of naysayers here. This movie is good for a remake/ reboot. The original had some good stuff in it, but was not that great. Scott made what like 900 different cuts of this movie? Theatrical, Original, Directors, Extended Directors, Infinity Edition, Re-Theatrical Extended Directors Cut... bleh. Also there is a lot of material from the book which was never even touched. Plus Gosling can play the cool guy. Isn't that why we liked Ford in the original? Walk around and look cool, smoke cigarettes and look cool, put down replicants and look cool, eat street food and look cool.

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