In the world of reboots, remakes, sequels, and prequels, very few announcements are shocking to American movie goers any longer. I for one expect dozens of popular franchises crafted in the last 30 years to have a resurgence, by way of an updated script, and a shiny new all-star cast, in the next few years. So when I heard a Blade Runner sequel was going into production, I shrugged. That is until I read that Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford were attached to star. Yes, please.
The original Blade Runner, which was directed by Ridley Scott and came out in 1982, follows Harrison's character in an epic sci-fi adventure. While very little is known about the sequel (it might come out in 2017?), the film's new star, Ryan Gosling, reveals what he can about the reboot. But first, he wants to make one thing clear: "There's a sniper on the roof, and if I say anything about Blade Runner they're gonna hit me. So I can't say very much." Damn.
"But I can't believe I get to be a part of it," the 35-year-old says. "I'm a huge fan of the original, and just as a fan it was exciting to hear that Ridley and Harrison wanted to continue the story — that there was more to that story they wanted to tell. For me, that was so exciting."
But Gosling doesn't want us to get our hopes up that he'll deliver a stellar, show-stealing performance just yet. "I'm new to the situation," he says. "I'm letting them lead, but I feel very lucky to be a part of it."
Though he didn't divulge too many juicy tidbits about the upcoming sequel, I suppose we have another year — at least — to put more pieces of the puzzle together.
Until then, see Gosling and co-star Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys, which hits theaters on May 20.