Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment's sequel to the Ridley Scott sci-fi classic "Blade Runner," Deadline reports. Harrison Ford is already attached to reprise his role as Rick Deckard.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve ("Prisoners") and executive produced by Scott, the long-discussed followup 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.
No details have been revealed about the plot, Gosling's role or the extent of Ford's involvement.
The sequel is written by Hampton Fancher, who co-wrote the original, and Michael Green ("Green Lantern," "Smallville"). Filming is set to begin in summer 2016.