Barkhad Abdi joins the cast of Blade Runner 2

We've had our share of pointless sequels released long after the original, especially in the past few years, but if the sheer amount of talent attached to the upcoming sequel to Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER is any indication, this may be one sequel which could live up to its predesesor. Production on the sequel will kick off next month and Entertainment Weekly has learned that Barkhad Abdi (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS) has joined the cast of the BLADE RUNNER sequel.

Much like the film itself, we don't know anything about who, or what, Barkhad Abdi will play in the BLADE RUNNER sequel, but he's the latest of a group of talented folks, both in front and behind the camera, to join up. Harrison Ford will of course be returning as Rick Deckard alongside a new cast which includes Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, and to top it of, they've secured the talents of Denis Villeneuve (SICARIO) to direct the sequel with the great Roger Deakins (SKYFALL) serving as cinematographer. What's not to like? Barkhad Abdi was last seen in EYE IN THE SKY alongside Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, and Aaron Paul.

The BLADE RUNNER sequel is set for a October 6, 2017 release.

Source: EW



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