8 Oct - Ever since the sequel to the 1982 "Blade Runner" was announced in 1999, it has undergone years of various setbacks until "Sicario" director Denis Villeneuve was finally hired to direct the movie, with original helmer Ridley Scott remaining onboard as one of the producers.
Now, Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment have shed a new light, revealing on the sequel's official Twitter account that the previously-untitled movie will henceforth be called "Blade Runner 2049".
But why "2049"? Could it be referring to a few decades past after the events of the first "Blade Runner" movie set in November 2019? Or do the numbers mean something different?
Unfortunately, other than the official title announcement, no story details have been revealed for the time being.
Denis Villeneuve will be directing from a script written by Hampton Fancher ("Blade Runner") and Michael Green (TV's "Everwood" and "Heroes").
The sequel stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, who will be reprising his role as Rick Deckard. Also part of the cast are Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.
"Blade Runner 2049" is slated for release in North America on 6 October 2017.
(Photo source: "Blade Runner 2049" Twitter)