Big news out of Hollywood for Blade Runner fans: The sequel to the 1982 classic of film noir sci-fi is not only a go, it’s also picked a star. According to Variety, Ryan Gosling will share the screen with Harrison Ford, who played Deckard in the original. The as-yet untitled sequel will begin shooting in summer 2016. The screenplay is by Ridley Scott (based on a world created by Philip K. Dick) but he won’t be directing—those duties will fall to Denis Villeneuve, whose most recent films were Prisoners and Enemy, both released in 2013.
It’s about time someone made a sequel to Blade Runner, considering how much Ridley Scott keeps fiddling with the original, which is said to have screened in seven different versions.
Below is the theatrical trailer for the 1982 release; you may want to click over to our last Blade Runner story to see the trailer for the “Final Cut” edition.