LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. revealed an official title and release date for their Blade Runner sequel Thursday.
Alcon Entertainment will team with the virtual reality company Oculus to create and distribute content for the film through the new division Alcon Interactive, according to Deadline. The content will be exclusively available on Oculus devices.
Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario) and co-stars Robin Wright, Dave Bautista and Lennie James. Villeneuve told Entertainment Weekly in July that the new movie will also take place in dystopian Los Angeles.
"The climate has gone beserk -- the ocean, the rain, the snow is all toxic," he revealed.
The original Blade Runner was directed by Ridley Scott and opened in 1982. Scott, who will produce the sequel, previously said Ford will reprise Rick Deckard in "the third act," while Gosling is expected to lead the film.
"The fact that Ridley and Harrison wanted to extend that story and keep going was exciting enough," Gosling said in an interview with IGN in May. "Then, the idea of getting to be an actor and involved in that in some way? I kind of can't believe it."