Mackenzie Davis Joins The Cast For ‘The Blade Runner’ Sequel
Mackenzie Davis is the newest member to join Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 Blade Runner. The announcement came from Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Other names on the cast list are Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks and Carla Juri.
The new installment of the film is set several decades after the original with Harrison Ford returning to his role as Rick Deckard. Written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green the film is based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.
Denis Villeneuve will be directing with principal photography scheduled to begin this July.
The executive producers of the film include CEO’s of Thunderbird Films Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble as well as Ridley Scott and Bill Carraro.
Warner Bros. will be releasing the film in North America while Sony Pictures will be responsible for the international audience and will distribute in all media for all overseas territories.
Davis, a Canadian actress, made her film debut in Breathe In. She also appears in That Awkward Moment, and The F Word for which she received a Canadian Screen Award nomination. Her latest work includes the Golden Globe winning The Martian.