A sequel to the Ridley Scott 1982 scifi classic Blade Runner has been in development for years now, but the highly anticipated film is looking like it’s really coming together now that Harrison Ford has agreed to reprise his role as Rick Deckard and Ryan Gosling has signed on to headline the project.
Now, the first pieces of concept art for the sequel have been released that show us a glimpse of future Los Angeles. Check it out here below.
EW debuted the concept art images in an interview with the film’s director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario), who said that Ford’s Deckard will be “full of wisdom and good advice” in the upcoming Alcon Entertainment production. The director also confirmed the previous reports that the sequel will take place decades after the events of the original movie.
… the director confirms to EW that events take place several decades after the original. The setting is once again a future Los Angeles, albeit one that spreads over much of the West Coast. “The climate has gone berserk – the ocean, the rain, the snow is all toxic,” Villeneuve says. The vehicle pictured in this exclusive concept art from the sequel, Villeneuve says, is a kind of snow blower that hovers over the streets and destroys snow. He laughs. “It’s a Canadian wet dream!”
The script for the sequel, which does not yet have an official title, was written by Hampton Fancher, the person who adapted Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into original Blade Runner, and Michael Green, who is a showrunner, producer, and writer for the upcoming Starz television series American Gods, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman.
Starring Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, and Carla Juri, and executive produced by Ridley Scott, Blade Runner 2 opens in theaters on October 6, 2017.