Blade Runner 2 adds The Martian star

Another top name has joined the Blade Runner sequel

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Whatever your thoughts on Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner sequel, you can’t deny that the cast is looking pretty impressive so far. To this end, the director seems to be looking to his most successful project in recent times for inspiration, as it has been confirmed that Mackenzie Davis (who previously worked with him on The Martian) is the latest person to hop aboard the good ship Blade Runner 2.

Davis has been a recurring presence on film and TV screens in recent years, having also starred in What If, That Awkward Moment, Freaks Of Nature and Breathe In, as well as memorably appearing as Cameron Howe in TV series Halt And Catch Fire. Like everyone else on the cast, the nature of her role hasn’t been confirmed (or even publicly discussed yet), but considering her winningly likeable on-screen presence we’re sure that she’ll impress in whatever role she has.

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Mackenzie Davis has joined the cast of Blade Runner 2

The sequel will see Harrison Ford presumably reprising his role as Rick Deckard from the original (although considering his apparent status as a Replicant, the nature of his role is definitely up for debate), starring alongside Ryan Gosling (The Notebook, Drive), Robin Wright (The Princess Bride, House Of Cards, Forrest Gump), Ana de Armas (Knock Knock, War Dogs), Sylvia Hoeks (Deception, The Storm), Carla Juri (Wetlands, Morris From America) and Dave Bautista (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Spectre).

Denis Villeneuve (Incendies, Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario) will take on the director mantle, working from a script penned by original movie writer Hampton Fancher and Michael Green (American Gods, Smallville), with original director Ridley Scott producing alongside. Broderick Johnson, Andrew A Kosove, Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin producing. 

The as-yet untitled Blade Runner sequel will be released in cinemas on 6 October 2017. For more news about the biggest movies, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.