Another actor will step into the futuristic world of Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner sequel, as it's been revealed that Barkhad Abdi has joined the film's cast.

The news of Abdi being cast in the new Blade Runner movie comes from EW. Details on Abdi's role are unknown at this time, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details.

The acclaimed actor joins a cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford (who will reprise his role as Rick Deckard), Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Dave Bautista, Carla Juri, and Cameron Howe.

Following his Academy Award-nominated performance opposite Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips, Abdi has appeared in Eye in the Sky, Hawaii Five-0, and The Brothers Grimsby.

Scheduled for an October 6th, 2017 release, the Blade Runner sequel is slated to begin filming this July with Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) behind the camera and acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins on board to work his magic. Ridley Scott will executive produce the project, with Warner Bros. releasing the movie in the States and Sony Pictures handling overseas distribution.

Set at least 30 years after the conclusion of 1982’s Blade Runner, the sequel was penned by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Fancher is no stranger to the film’s futuristic world, having co-written the original movie with David Peoples, basing the script on the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? No other story details have been unveiled yet, but stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates.

Source: EW
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