Jóhann Jóhannsson to Write Music for Blade Runner 2

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Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who has received 2 Oscar nominations for his previous work including a Golden Globe-winning score for The Theory of Everything will be composing the music for the sequel to Blade Runner.

In an interview on RÚV Icelandic national radio station, Jóhannsson confirmed that he had signed on to the film a long time ago.

Jóhannsson has a lot to live up to, the score for the original Blade Runner composed by Vangelis is not only iconic, but among Blade Runner fans is often considered to be the greatest of all time.

Relive the soundtrack to original Blade Runner below:

Source: Icelandic Monitor

Jared Leto

Jared Leto Joins the New Blade Runner Movie

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Alcon Entertainment has confirmed that Jared Leto, who recently starred as The Joker in the DC Universe movie adaptation of Suicide Squad and who previously won an Oscar for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club and starred in cult hit Requiem for a Dream has joined the new Blade Runner movie.

As with the other actors details of the character that he will portray have been kept under wraps.

Press Release:

Press release

Lennie James

Lennie James Joins Blade Runner Sequel

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Deadline have confirmed that The Walking Dead actor Lennie James has joined the cast of the Blade Runner sequel.

James has previously starred in Snatch, Lost in Space and Lockout but is probably best known for his work on smash hit TV series The Walking Dead.

It hasn’t been announced what role James will play in the movie, however if his past performances are anything to go by it is likely that he will be playing an antagonist.



Official Blade Runner Sequel Concept Art Published

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In an interview with EW, Blade Runner 2 director Denis Villeneuve discussed his thoughts on the production of what is sure to be one of the most anticipated sequels of all time.

During the interview Villeneuve confirmed that events during the film will take place “several decades after the original”.

Also confirmed was that the setting will once again be a “future Los Angeles”, however it will be one that encompasses a large portion of the West Coast. Villeneuve said: “The climate has gone berserk – the ocean, the rain, the snow is all toxic.”

The snowblower in the image below hovers above the street and destroys all of the “toxic” snow in this futuristic vision.

Concept art

A second piece of official concept art was also released below, however Villeneuve didn’t comment on it, so it’s entirely left to your imagination…

Concept art 2


A third piece of concept art has been widely released:

Blade Runner 2 concept art

All of the above images have been added to our official Blade Runner 2 image gallery.

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Dastmalchian & Abbass Added to Blade Runner 2 Cast

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/FILM have confirmed that David Dastmalchian and Hiam Abbass have joined the cast of Blade Runner 2.

Dastmalchian is a recently established actor, having starred in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight as deranged henchman, Thomas Schiff and working alongside Blade Runner director Denis Villeneuve playing the critically acclaimed role of Bob Taylor in Prisoners.

Abbass is an Israeli Arab actress who has starred in films including Exodus: Gods and Kings and The Source.

Although no details are known on the parts that these actors are set to play, it is a reasonable assumption to say that they are likely to only be bit part players due to their late casting.

Ridley Scott

Five Things we Know About the New Blade Runner Film

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With all of the speculation, stories and rumours that have surfaced about the upcoming Blade Runner film, we thought that it would be the right time to clarify what we actually know so far.

As such we have created a list of five facts that we know for certain to be true about the upcoming Blade Runner movie.

Fact 1 – The film will be directed by Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott has publicly declared that he will be sitting in the director’s chair for the new Blade Runner film. Scott directed the 1982 original, and recently revisited the sci-fi genre for the first time in a number of years with 2012’s Alien related film Prometheus.

Fact 2 – The film will be a sequel not a prequel

It has been confirmed that the next Blade Runner movie will take place after the events of the original 1982 movie. It has still not been established whether it will focus on any of the original characters however, although a draft script is said to include them (see Fact 3).

Fact 3 – The first draft of the script includes main characters from the original film

Ridley Scott recently discussed the initial draft of the Blade Runner sequel script and revealed that it includes some of the original characters and that he felt that it so far “looks really good”.

Fact 4 – The film will be produced by Alcon Entertainment

Alcon Entertainment acquired the rights to Blade Runner in March 2011 and put the wheels in motion to develop a new Blade Runner film. Alcon Entertainment have been established since 1997 and have financed and produced over 20 films, including The Blind Side (2009) and The Book of Eli (2010).

Fact 5 – Blade Runner 2 will feature a female protagonist

Ridley Scott confirmed after his first meeting with Alcon Entertainment about the Blade Runner sequel that the movie will feature a female protagonist. He stated:

“We have a very good take on it. And we’ll definitely be featuring a female protagonist.”

So that’s it five cut and dry facts about Blade Runner 2, don’t forget to subscribe to this website for all the latest updates on the new movie.

Sources: IMDB, Huffington Post, Alcon Entertainment

Michael Green

Blade Runner Sequel to be Penned by Michael Green

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Alcon Entertainment confirmed today in a press release that well known scribe Michael Green is in negotiations to rewrite the Blade Runner sequel first penned by Hampton Fancher. Fancher’s original screenplay was set a number of years after the original Blade Runner (1982) movie.

It was also confirmed by Alcon that co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce the Blade Runner sequel with Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, along with Ridley Scott under his Scott Free Productions company. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble who are the CEO’s of Thunderbird Films have signed on as executive producers.

Alcon and Yorkin also reiterated that they would be partnering to produce all theatrical Blade Runner sequels and prequels, in addition to all television and interactive productions. This news suggesting that their may be more Blade Runner spin off projects in the pipeline.

Green has previously worked on the Green Lantern (2011) and recently rewrote Robopocalypse and Warners Bros’ Gods and Kings.

This is the first news to be released about the Blade Runner sequel in quite some time and hopefully provides a sign that the project is now moving full steam ahead.


Press release

Source: Alcon Entertainment