It’s not yet known what kind of character Gosling will take on, but Harrison Ford will be reprising his role as Rick Deckard.
Ridley Scott, who was the director for the original film, will be executive producing the sequel with Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble. Scriptwriters Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have also signed on to the movie. The idea of the movie was initially conceptualised by Fancher and Scott, with Alcon Entertainment picking it up in 2011.
Denis Villeneuve is set to take the director’s seat. Producers of the film include Bud Yorkin, Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin.
The 1982 sci-fi classic tells the story of Deckard, a police operative who is assigned to hunt down the machines called “replicants”, which are visually indistinguishable from adult humans. The sequel is expected to take place several decades after the original film, which was set in Los Angeles in November 2019. No storyline for the sequel has been released yet.
Gosling was last seen writing, directing, and producing “Lost River”, a fantasy neo-noir film. He will be acting in an upcoming musical drama film, “Weightless”.
Although no release date for the film has been announced yet, the principal photography is expected to start in summer 2016.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter