Golden Globe winner Robin Wright is in final negotiations to join Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Alcon Entertainment's sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO's Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove. Director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) is directing. Principal photography is scheduled to begin July 2016 and the film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America, Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all overseas territories in all media.
The Untitled Blade Runner Project is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard. The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Webb Peoples based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Story details, as well as Wright's character, are not being revealed.
Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to Blade Runner in 2011 from the late producer Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Johnson and Kosove. Bud Yorkin will receive producer credit.
Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO's of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers. Ridley Scott will also executive produce. Wright's upcoming projects include Wonder Woman from director Patty Jenkins (Monster) where she will star alongside Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Gal Gadot (Fast and Furious franchise). She can currently be seen on Season 4 of House of Cards where she reprises her Golden Globe winning role as Claire Underwood. Wright is repped by CAA.
Warner Bros. recently set a January 12, 2018 release date for the Untitled Blade Runner Project, where it will go up against Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes and an untitled 20th Century Fox/Marvel movie. Do you have any theories about who Robin Wright may be playing in the Untitled Blade Runner Project? Chime in with your thoughts, and stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to production starting.