Blade Runner sequel title revealed

The follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic finally has a title

The upcoming sequel to sci-fi classic Blade Runner has finally been given a title.

The new film has been officially titled Blade Runner 2049.

The follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 movie is being directed by Denis Villeneuve, with Scott taking a backseat as executive producer.

The cast includes Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Carla Juri, Ana de Armas, Hiam Abbass, David Dastmalchian, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks and Dave Bautista.

The title suggests that the sequel takes place 30 years after the events of the original, which was set in 2019.

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The idea for the sequel was devised by Scott and Hampton Fancher, co-writer of the original. Scott has previously revealed that Ford’s iconic character Rick Deckard will not appear in the entirety of Blade Runner 2, saying: “Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it’s about finding him; he comes in in the third act.”

Details about the plot are scarce but Villeneuve has said that it will take place in a future Los Angeles. Earlier this year, concept art for the film gave fans a first glimpse of the upcoming film’s dystopian metropolis setting.

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, whose Theory of Everything score was nominated for an Academy Award has been chosen to score Blade Runner 2049.