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Release of 'Blade Runner' sequel moved up

The future is coming sooner than expected.

The sequel to Ridley Scott's neo-noir dystopia "Blade Runner," is now set to hit theaters on Oct. 6, 2017 — months ahead of its originally planned February 2018 release.

Alcon Entertainment announced the plans Wednesday.

Scott will executive produce the film, which begins principal photography this summer with "Sicario" director Denis Villeneuve at the helm.

Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard in the sequel, which takes place a few decades after the events of the first film.

The sequel also stars Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista.

Upon its release,...

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