Roger Deakins has been hired as the cinematographer for the “Blade Runner” sequel. Deakins is known for his work in the films of the Coen Brothers and has earned 12 Academy Award nominations, including one for Angelina Jolie’s film, “Unbroken.” He previously worked on “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Fargo" and “No Country For Old Men."
According to Empire magazine, Denis Villeneuve will direct the "Blade Runner" sequel, with Hampton Fancher and Michael Green writing the script. Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson are set to produce the film -- and seem excited about Deakins' participation.
“Roger is an extraordinary talent and we are very excited that Denis and Roger have chosen to continue their collaboration in bringing the sequel to 'Blade Runner' to the big screen,” they said, reported Empire. Variety previously reported that Ryan Gosling might star in the film alongside Harrison Ford.
The original “Blade Runner” was released in 1982 and was directed by Ridley Scott. The film told the story of a blade runner who goes in search of four replicants who steal a spaceship. They come back to Earth in the search of the person who invented the ship. It was inspired by the 1968 novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick. It starred Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Edward James Olmos.