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Article Lennie James Joins ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel (Variety)

Discussion in 'Morgan / Lennie James' started by Doctor Grimes, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. Doctor Grimes

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    Good for Lennie! I don't know how I feel about a sequel to Blade Runner, but if it's as good as the original, I am down. (It's got the same screen writers, so the potential is there.)

    “The Walking Dead” actor Lennie James is in negotiations to join the “Blade Runner” sequel starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling.

    Directed by “Sicario” helmer Denis Villeneuve, the film also stars Robin Wright and Mackenzie Davis. Cinematographer Roger Deakins will reunite with Villeneuve on the project.

    The sequel, set several decades after the original, is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples, based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.” Plot details are still under wraps.

    The movie hits theaters on Oct. 6, 2017.

    Warner Bros. is handling domestic distribution, while Sony is taking on international distribution.

    Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to “Blade Runner” in 2011 from the late producer Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic sci-fi thriller. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Bud Yorkin will receive a producer credit.

    Ridley Scott will serve as executive producer. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEOs of Thunderbird Films, will also executive produce along with Bill Carraro.

    James is best known as Morgan on AMC’s hit zombie drama “The Walking Dead.” On the film side, he most recently portrayed James Brown’s father, Joseph Gardner Brown, in the biopic “Get on Up.”​

    Source: Variety
     
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    Get ready for tales of Morgan's demise to spread far and wide now.
     
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    Congratulations Lennie! I'm happy for him.
     
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    I'm happy for him. I hope the movie is good.
     
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    I love Blade Runner, and Lennie James. Glad to hear it...he is so talented.
     
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    Congratulations to him!
     
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    Lennie is amazing so I'm sure he'll absolutely kill it in this role.
     
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    Congrats to Lennie!!! I'm happy for him