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Ryan Gosling Is Set To Star In 'Blade Runner' Sequel

Actor Ryan Gosling attends the premiere 'The Ides Of March' (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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In other Beloved Science Fiction Franchise Starring Harrison Ford News today, Ryan Gosling is set to star in the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel. The Goz and Harrison Ford in the same movie? That's a lotta man!...or are they even human at all?

According to Variety, Gosling (whose directorial debut we hated, sorry) is currently in talks to play an unnamed role opposite of Ford's iconic Deckard. The sequel will be directed by the French-Canadian Denis Villenueve, whose new film Sicario was also announced as part of Cannes' lineup today.

Original director Ridley Scott will remain on as an executive producer, and the script will be handled by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Fancher was one of the original screenwriters for Blade Runner.

Although the Blade Runner sequel has been discussed for quite a while, there are few plot details. It will be set "several decades" after the original's setting of Los Angeles in 2019, and Ford will be reprising his iconic role as Deckard, a "blade runner" who hunts down human androids called replicants.

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As much as the Gosling casting piques our interest a Blade Runner sequel that, frankly, we weren't terribly interested in initially, we hope that the remaining star from the original is also in the new one: the City of Los Angeles.