'Blade Runner 2' Taps Roger Deakins as Cinematographer

Acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins will reteam with "Prisoners" and "Sicario" director Denis Villeneuve for Alcon Entertainment's sequel to "Blade Runner," Variety reports.

A longtime collaborator of the Coen brothers, the 12-time Oscar nominee has a lengthy filmography that includes “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “No Country for Old Men,” “True Grit,” "Skyfall," "The Shawshank Redemption” and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.”

Executive produced by Ridley Scott, the long-discussed "Blade Runner" sequel is set decades after the 1982 original, which centered on a burned-out Blade Runner who agrees to one last assignment hunting down genetically engineered replicants. It's written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green based on an idea by Fancher and Scott.

Harrison Ford is confirmed to reprise his role as Rick Deckard, with Ryan Gosling reportedly joining him. Principal photography is set to begin this summer.

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