UPDATED, 12:08 PM: Alcon Entertainment is joining with virtual reality company Oculus to create content and distribute content around the October, 2017 release of Blade Runner 2049, through a new company division called Alcon Interactive. The VR experiences will be exclusively distributed on the Oculus platform. Dan Offner, an entertainment lawyer who has worked on past Alcon projects and also was an early stage investor and attorney to Oculus, will serve as Interim Head of Alcon Interactive.
PREVIOUSLY, 9:16 AM: Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. finally came up with a title for the sequel to the sci-fi fan favorite 1982 film Blade Runner. This one will be called Blade Runner 2049, in which Harrison Ford reprises his role. The sequel, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario), is set for release one year from today — on October 6, 2017.
The plot is under wraps, but the story is set several decades after the 1982 original. Also starring Ryan Gosling, the film was written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.