Blade Runner 2 To Come Out Of Retirement Earlier Than Expected

bladerunnerThe Blade Runner sequel has a new release date.

According to The Wrap, the Denis Villenueve-directed film will debut on October 6th 2017, several months earlier than its original January 12th, 2018 release date.

The film will star a returning Harrison Ford as Blade Runner Rick Deckard — who may or may not be a Replicant depending on who you talk to — as he returns to the milieu of more-human-than-human organic robots and really bad weather.

Or, at least, it's presumed the forever-rainy Los Angeles of the first film will be maintained. The script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, based on a story by Fancher and original film director Ridley Scott, is shrouded in mystery. All anyone knows for sure: it is set several decades later, like all of Ford's recent returns to his iconic characters. Perhaps the inclement weather will be replaced by Southern California's forever-drought.

Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista are also set to star with production scheduled to being in July.