Former WWE superstar Dave Bautista (Riddick) will officially join Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Robin Wright in an important supporting role in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece, Blade Runner.
A sequel directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners), which is set several decades after the 1982 original, with 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 Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Story details, as well as Bautista’s character, are not being revealed.
Principal photography for the Blade Runner sequel is scheduled to begin July 2016 and the film will be released in January 2018 by Warner Bros. in North America.