Ryan Gosling says the new Blade Runner film is not a remake but an 'extension.'
Gosling will star alongside Harrison Ford, who is reprising the role as Rick Deckard, while Denis Villeneuve is in the director's chair.
This movie will mark the first time that Gosling has teamed up with Villeneuve, who has brought us movies such as Sicario and Prisoners in recent years.
Speaking to Hello magazine about the new film, Gosling said: "I can say that we start shooting in July, Harrison will be in and it's not a remake of the story, more an extension."
"I'm really excited because I'm a huge fan of the original - I think that, aside from Alien, it's one of the more important science fiction films ever."
Ridley Scott, who was at the helm of the original 1982 film, is on board the project and will serve as producer.
The movie is inspired by Philip K Dick's original novel and Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have teamed up to pen the film's screenplay.
As for Gosling, he is back on the big screen this week as he teams up with Russell Crowe for new film The Nice Guys, which sees Shane Black back in the director's chair.
Gosling and Crowe will play a private investigator and an enforcer as they team up for the first time for the film that is set in 1970s LA. The movie has already won over critics and audiences in the U.S. and is set to be a film not to miss this weekend.
2016 is set to be a busy year for Gosling - who has already had success with The Big Short - as Weightless and La La Land are both set for release.
La La Land sees the actor reunite with Emma Stone and is a film that is already being tipped as a potential Oscar contender.
The Blade Runner sequel is set for an October 6th, 2017 U.S. release date. No UK release date has yet been announced.
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