Warner Bros. announced the title for its upcoming "Blade Runner" sequel as "Blade Runner 2049" and released a first publicity photo with old and new cast members.
Set several decades after the original film, which was itself set in the year 2019, the new film stars
The new film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. The story for the original film was written by Fancher and David People, loosely based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.” The supporting cast of the sequel includes Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis,
Due to the scarcity of plot details, we'll have to assume that the 2049 in the new title is the date the sequel is set in, 30 years in the future of the "Blade Runner" universe. What will the dreary dystopia that Scott created (and many future filmmakers emulated) look after even more time has passed?
Here's hoping they keep the same dystopian Los Angeles setting from the first film, and perhaps a visit back to the Bradbury Building?
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