Belated sequel 'Blade Runner 2049' debuts next October

Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling will star in the follow-up to the 1982 original.

Reports have been circulating about Ridley Scott and Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner sequel for a long time now and today the official title of the follow-up was announced. Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi film that will star Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. Other than the October 6, 2017 premiere date, little else is known about the movie at this point. Of course, the title itself suggests that the film takes place in 2049, 30 years after the storyline of the original. And thanks to Oculus, we know that the movie will be available in VR.

Scott will produce the film with Villeneuve in the director's chair. We've known that Harrison Ford would return as Rick Deckard since early last year, but according to IMDB, he and Gosling will be joined by Robin Wright (House of Cards), Jared Leto (Suicide Squad, Dallas Buyer's Club) and Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy). There's sure to me more details in the time leading up to next year's debut and if you haven't seen the original, you've got 52 weeks to make that happen.