With a release date of October 6th, 2017, Denis Villeneuve‘s Blade Runner 2 still has ample time to add more cast members to its already extensive list. Thanks to EW, we now learn that Barkhad Abdi, break-out star of Captain Phillips and recently part of the Eye in the Sky ensemble, has been added to that list which includes — *deep breath* — Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista, Carla Juri, Ana de Armas, and Sylvia Hoeks.
Between that stellar line-up, Villeneuve stating his passion has always been sci-fi (despite acclaimed successes with Prisoners, Enemy, and Sicario), and this marking his reunion with cinematography maestro Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2 is shaping up to be something worth talking about. Principal photography is scheduled for July.
Until more news breaks on the Alcon Entertainment/WB project, watch a documentary on the making of the original Blade Runner below, as well as a frame-by-frame reconstruction of the film using an artificial neural network, explained here.
Blade Runner 2 will be released October 6th, 2017, following Villeneuve’s Arrival this November.