Blade Runner remains one of sci-fi's greatest accomplishments in film, so of course they're going hard with the sequel to the movie, which has now been named and issued a release date.
The movie is titled Blade Runner 2049 and will arrive in theaters in exactly one year, on October 6, 2017.
Not much is known about the plot of the film, which is shrouded in all kinds of secrecy. We know that it takes place several decades after the conclusion of the first film, which may deflate some of the more interesting fan theories that have surrounded the open-for-interpretation conclusion of the original film, and will take place in dystopian Los Angeles.
Hampton Fancher, who adapted the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, is working on the project with Alien: Covenant's Michael Green.
Joining Harrison Ford, who will reprise his role as Rick Deckard, will be joined in the film by a star studded cast including: Ryan Gosling (Drive), Robin Wright (Forrest Gump), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Mackenzie Davis (The Martian), Ana de Armas (War Dogs), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Lennie James (Snatch), and Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips).