Blade Runner 2 has been made official and given a start date.

Harrison Ford will reprise his character from the original sci-fi film alongside actor Ryan Gosling who will join the movie franchise.

Fans will be pleased to hear the beloved sequel will begin filming this July following the announcement that Sony have landed the international distribution rights for the film.

Blade Runner 2 will take place decades after the original and will feature Harrison Ford returning to one of his most beloved characters, Rick Deckard, IGN reports.

The release date for the sequel is yet to be set, however is likely to hit screens in 2017.

Despite the news of Ford’s reappearance, details of the film’s storyline remain tight-lipped, leaving fans on the edge of their seats for its release.

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