Mackenzie Davis has joined Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in the new Blade Runner sequel with director Denis Villeneuve. The sequel, written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, is set several decades after the original film.
Mackenzie Davis joins the film that succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.” However, specific details about Davis’ role have not been revealed. Davis is represented by UTA and Thruline Entertainment as the film is set to release in 2017.
Filming and photography is scheduled to begin in July as Warner Bros. is handling domestic distribution and Sony will handle international distribution. Multi-Oscar nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins will reunite with Villeneuve on the project with Davis. 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 science-fiction thriller, Deadline reports.
Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Bud Yorkin will receive producer credit and Ridley Scott will serve as executive producer on the project. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEOs of Thunderbird Films, will also serve as executive producers along with Bill Carraro.
Mackenzie Davis studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. Shortly thereafter, she was discovered by director Drake Doremus for her acting debut in the 2013 independent feature film “Breathe” co-starring alongside Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones and Amy Ryan. Her recent films include the Oscar-nominated drama “The Martian” and the comedy “That Awkward Moment” starring Zac Efron, according to Coming Soon.