The star of Netflix’s House Of Cards is in final negotiations to join Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Alcon Entertainment’s sci-fi project.
Denis Villeneuve is scheduled to begin principal photography in July. Story details and Wright’s character remain under the proverbial wraps.
Harrison Ford reprises his role as Rick Deckard in the sequel, which takes place several decades after Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic. Hampton Fancher and Michael Green wrote the screenplay.
Alcon Entertainment have the rights to produce prequels and sequels after they acquired film, television and ancillary franchise rights to Blade Runner in 2011 from the late producer Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin.
Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Bud Yorkin will receive a producer credit.
Thunderbird Films CEOs Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble will serve as executive producers alongside Scott.
Warner Bros will distribute in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International handles all international distribution.