‘Blade Runner 2’ releasing earlier; has cast Sylvia Hoeks in leading role
Psyched for Blade Runner 2. Psyched it’s getting released earlier. Don’t know Sylvia Hoeks but I’m psyched she has been cast. ‘Cause why break the streak?
When it comes to the upcoming sequel to Ridley Scott’s all-time classic Blade Runner, it’s difficult not to feel a blend of excitement and fear. The originalBlade Runner was released in 1982 and has since lived on as one of the most iconic science-fiction films of all time. Instead of opting for a reboot, like we’ve seen happen with countless other films from many years ago, Blade Runner 2 is set to serve as a direct sequel, even including Harrison Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard.
Blade Runner 2 was originally scheduled for release on Jan. 12, 2018, butaccording to a press release today, that is no longer the case. The new release date for Blade Runner 2 is Oct. 6, 2017. Interestingly enough, that was originally the release date that Warner Bros. had given The Jungle Book: Origins, which was delayed recently. The film, directed by Denis Villeneuve ofSicario fame, is set to star Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Dave Bautista andRobin Wright, but that’s about all that is publicly known about the film just yet.
The idea of a Blade Runner sequel is bound to make any fan feel nervous — and considering it’s one of the most revered sci-fi films of all time, that’s a lot of anxious fans. But hiring Denis Villeneuve as director did a lot to turn that concern into curiosity, and smart casting choices have only added to the excitement. The lineup currently includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, and Robin Wright, and now the newest addition to that roster is Dutch actress Sylvia Hoeks.
Alcon Entertainment made the Blade Runner 2 Sylvia Hoeks casting announcement today. The official statement doesn’t reveal whom she’s playing, only that it will be “a leading role.” “Sylvia is a radiant talent, a tremendous actress with great appeal in a wide variety of roles,” gushed Alcon co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. “Her addition to this vastly accomplished international cast is a perfect fit.” Hoeks joins a cast that also includes Dave Bautistaand Ana de Armas.
Precious few details have been revealed so far about the script of Blade Runner 2, written by Hampton Fancherand Michael Green, other than that it’ll be “set several decades after the original, with Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard.” Fancher wrote Ridley Scott‘s 1982 Blade Runner with David Peoples based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.