Mackenzie Davis will be the latest addition to join Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks and Carla Juri in Alcon Entertainment's sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 masterpiece BLADE RUNNER, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) is directing. Principal photography is scheduled to begin July 2016. The film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all media for all overseas territories.
The sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison 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 are not being revealed.
Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO's of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers. Ridley Scott will also executive produce. Bill Carraro will executive produce.
Vancouver-born Davis studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. Shortly thereafter, she was discovered by director Drake Doremus for her acting debut in the 2013 independent feature film Breathe In co-starring alongside Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones and Amy Ryan. Her recent films include the Oscar nominated drama The Martian and the comedy That Awkward Moment starring Zac Efron.
Davis is represented by UTA.