It’s official – singer-actor Jared Leto will be starring in the sequel to Scott Ridley’s 1982 sci-fi classic, “Blade Runner”.
Helmed by “Sicario” director Denis Villeneuve, the upcoming sequel will be shot by cinematographer Roger Deakins while the screenplay will be written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Scott Ridley, director of the original film, will be executive producing the sequel with Thunderbird Films’ Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble.
“Blade Runner” was based on author Philip K. Dick’s best-selling book, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”, and it tells the story of Deckard (played by Harrison Ford), a police operative who is assigned to hunt down the machines called “replicants”, which are visually indistinguishable from adult humans.
Though the official plot and Leto’s character details for the long-awaited “Blade Runner 2” are still under wraps, the sequel is expected to take place several decades after the events of the first movie.
It’s going to be exciting to see what kind of character Jared Leto will portray for the sci-fi film and we are certainly looking forward to see some of Hollywood’s biggest heartthrobs in one movie ;)
“Blade Runner 2” is slated for release on 6th October 2017.
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