Posted by marc February 19, 2016
Blade Runner 2 Release Date

For some people, a shitty installment dilutes a sacred series. For others, a cash-in sequel can just be ignored without it affecting the source material. I fall into the former of the two groups. Keanu Reeves' live action Cowboy Bebop movie's cancelation was a cause for celebration. And I still cringe every time I remember that we're nearly a year away from the scheduled release of Scarlett Johansson's Ghost in the Shell, no offense to her personally. It's just clear to me that neither of those movies would live up to the original animations. The same goes for the sequel to Blade Runner. (The differences between the movie and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? are so vast that I basically consider the two works unrelated.) I was crossing my fingers that it wouldn't happen, but it seems surer than the results of a Voight Kampff test that it's coming, as a release date of January 12, 2018 has been set. If the sequel lives up to the future-noire classic, I'll eat my sock. In the meantime, I'll be hoping it doesn't happen.

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