The long-awaited sequel to director and producer Ridley Scott’s 1982 cult classic Blade Runner will begin filming in 2015. From Indiewire:
Scott said that he won’t direct “Blade Runner 2,” but will stay on as a producer, with filming scheduled to get underway next year. There’s no word why he opted out of the director’s chair, but considering his next project is “The Martian” with Matt Damon, he probably just doesn’t have the time anymore. But he’s been deeply involved, working on the script with “Blade Runner” scribe Hampton Fancher, and Scott even spilled a few more details about the rumored and highly expected return of Harrison Ford as Deckard.
The original film was adapted from the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.
Though the original film tanked with critics, the neo noir dystopian film set in a dank and uncomfortable 2019 Los Angeles quickly made stars of both Scott and Harrison Ford, who played retired police officer Rick Deckard who will reprise the role in the new film.