While I remain unconvinced that we need a sequel to Blade Runner, we now have a release date for the still-untitled film, which Denis Villeneuve will direct. January 12, 2018 is a long way off, and my first question is why Warner and Sony are aiming for what is traditionally a dog of a release date when they haven't even started rolling film yet.
The press release that went out this morning basically just restated all the information we've already heard about the film. Ryan Gosling will co-star with Harrison Ford in the film that Hampton Fancher co-wrote with Michael Green based on a story by Fancher and Ridley Scott. The film is set several decades after the original film, which seems like it would have to be the case if Harrison Ford's in the movie.