BLADE RUNNER Sequel Gets Title; WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Gets Teaser

Still from 'Blade Runner'
Still from 'Blade Runner'
Credit: Warner Bros.

One year removed from its release date of October 6, 2017, Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner sequel has been officially announced as titled Blade Runner 2049

"The sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, and stars Ryan Gosling together with Harrison Ford, reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard," reads the announcement released by North American distributor Warner Bros. "The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"

Warners added, "story details are not being revealed."

(L-r) Director Denis Villeneuve, Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling on the set of Alcon Entertainment’s “BLADE RUNNER 2049,” a Warner Bros. Pictures Release.
(L-r) Director Denis Villeneuve, Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling on the set of Alcon Entertainment’s “BLADE RUNNER 2049,” a Warner Bros. Pictures Release.
Credit: Stephen Vaughan

In other classic sci-fi sequel news, 20th Century Fox has launched the website for the third installment of its critically acclaimed Planet of the Apes revival - War For the Planet of the Apes. A teaser on the site features voiceover by Caesar, and visuals that suggest perhaps the coming of a new ice age.

War For the Planet of the Apes opens July 14, 2017.

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