The Walking Dead’s Lennie James Joins Blade Runner 2

Lennie James at the Walking Dead Season 6 premiere

by James White |
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Lennie James can usually be found moralising or arguing against killing as Morgan on The Walking Dead, though he does his fair share of zombie slaying. He's swapping his post-apocalyptic present for a dysfunctional, climate trouble-ravaged future as he'll be part of the still-untitled Blade Runner sequel.

Sicario's Denis Villeneuve is directing the new movie, about we know little save for the fact that it takes place decades after Ridley Scott's 1982 original (itself set in Los Angeles in 2019) LA is now even more sprawling than it was and, as the director told Entertainment Weekly recently: “The climate has gone berserk – the ocean, the rain, the snow is all toxic."

Other details remain a mystery beyond the extensive cast that James now joins. Harrison Ford is back as Rick Deckard, with Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista and Ana De Armas among the other new arrivals to the world of replicants and flying cars. With shooting set to start soon, the film will be out in the UK on October 6 next year.

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