Blade Runner 2 will start filming on July 2016

Blade Runner 2 will start filming on July 2016

Ryan Gosling joins Harrison Ford for Blade Runner 2

There are many arguments to be made against even the mere idea of a "Blade Runner" sequel. Ridley Scott's 1982 movie is an inarguable classic, a pinnacle of the science-fiction genre and a neo-noir nonpareil. Frankly, a follow-up could only pale by comparison. But Alcon Entertainment is doing everything it can to get fans to let their guard down.

First, the studio hired Denis Villeneuve ("Sicario," "Prisoners") to direct, then landed Ryan Gosling to star opposite the returning Harrison Ford. Those three names alone would be enough to get me to watch any movie, but … "Blade Runner 2?"

Let's just hope this sequel may be worthy of the classic.

Published on: February 2016