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Blade Runner 2 gets an earlier release date, how does that make you feel?

It’s your birthday. Someone gives you a calfskin wallet. How do you react?

Alcon Entertainment is the company behind the Blade Runner sequel that will see Harrison Ford return as Detective Rick Dekkard. Denis Villeneuve, who directed last year’s Sicario is directing the film and thus far Ryan Gosling, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas, and Robin Wright have been added as supporting cast. Of course, we assume there will be replicants (my money’s been on Gosling being a replicant, I thought that back in The Notebook days).

You’ve got a little boy. He shows you his butterfly collection plus the killing jar. What do you do?

Ridley Scott will be producing Blade Runner 2 and not directing it, as he’s hard at work on Prometheus 2 AKA Alien: Covenant, but everyone who has been allowed to talk about the project seemed to think it was going in the right direction. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original screenplay) and Mike Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Scott. What “the right direction” means for one of these rebootquels is still under debate. I mean, correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the last re-edit of Blade Runner reveal that Dekkard is a replicant?

You’re watching television. Suddenly you realize there’s a wasp crawling on your arm.

Alcon must be happy with whatever they’ve seen from Blade Runner pre-production because the movie has had its release date pulled forward from January 2018 into the much more competitive box office date of Oct. 6, 2017. It’s competitive, because right now, there’s an Untitled 20th Century Fox Marvel movie and an “Unititled Warner Bros Event Movie” camping on that date. A mere month later, in November 2017, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League Part One come roaring into theaters.

This sort of move usually means good things for the film that is supposed to start shooting in early June of this year. Although it’s hard to make any assumptions while the film isn’t even in production, usually you don’t rush through films that are a Harrison Ford property. Those just seem worth experimenting on.

You’re in a desert walking along in the sand when all of the sudden you look down, and you see a tortoise, it’s crawling toward you. You reach down, you flip the tortoise over on it’s back. The tortoise lays on it’s back, it’s belly baking in the hot sun, beating it’s legs trying to turn itself over, but it can’t, not without your help. But you’re not helping. Why is that?

The plot of Blade Runner 2, and the actual title (don’t count on Blade Runner 2) are being kept under tight wraps as we slowly learn more about who is going to appear in the film. What we do know is, like Star Wars, the sequel will pick up several decades after the event of the first film, almost in real time.

Describe in single words, only the good things that come into your mind about your mother.

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