Meet Harrison Ford's young co-star for the Blade Runner sequel

It's been a huge day for Harrison Ford fans. Earlier, we saw him reprise his role as Han Solo in the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now there's a major update regarding another sequel he's attached to, Blade Runner.

According to multiple sources, Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling is in talks to join the followup to Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller. The original debuted in 1982 and featured Ford's Rick Deckard, who is returning for the new film, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) and executive-produced by Scott.

The Blade Runner sequel is co-written by Michael Green and Hampton Fancher. Fancher previously penned the first movie (with David Webb Peoples), which was based on the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?  As for Gosling, there's no word on who he'll play, but we do know the story will be set decades after the events of the first film. Production is scheduled to begin in summer 2016.

Last week, it was announced that Gosling would headline Guillermo del Toro's next project, The Haunted Mansion. Like Pirates of the Carribean, it's based on a popular Disneyland theme park attraction. The film's been in development for five years and is finally gaining momentum. It looks like Gosling is on a roll. 

What do you think of Gosling joining the Blade Runner sequel?

(via The Wrap and Variety)

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