This winter, “Blade Runner” will get a sequel in the form of “Blade Runner 2049.”

Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed the casting details of the film. The franchise is based on a fiction novel titled “Androids Dream of Sheep” written and published by none other than Philip Dick. The novel became one of the best-selling books in 1968. “Blade Runner 2049” is set in a dystopian universe where our planet suffer from various problems and is attacked by giant creatures. In 1982, Ridley Scott adapted the Philip Dick novel into a feature film. Harrison Ford played the character of Deckard, and the “Blade Runner” film did excellent business at the box office.

The cast of new film

The story of “Blade Runner 2049revolves around a brave officer named as Officer K (Ryan Gosling), who is set to save our planet from the evil creatures. The film features Harrison Ford (“Indiana Jones,” “Star Wars”), Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”), Sylvia Hoeks (“Dusk”), Ana de Armas (“War Dogs,” “Knock Knock”), Lennie James (“Line of Duty”), Carla Juri (“Finsterworld,” “Wetlands”), Mackenzie Davis (“The Mountain,” “Black Mirror”), Dave Bautista (“Spectre,” “Galaxy Volume 1”), and Robin Wright (“Forest Gump” “The Girl with a Tattoo”).

The supporting roles are played by Jared Leto (“Suicide Squad,” “Fight Club”), Hiam Abbass (“Gods and Kings,” “The Visitor”), Edward James (“Miami Vice,” “Battlestar Galactica”), Barkhad Abdi (“Eye in a Sky,” “Captain Phillips”), and David Dastmalchian (“Prisoners,” “The Dark Knight”).

When will it release?

Blade Runner 2049” is scheduled to be released in the United States and Canada on October 6, 2017. Alcon Entertainment has partnered with tech company Oculus VR to promote and distribute the film in its virtual reality format. “Blade Runner 2049,” however, will hit a theater near you in IMAX and 3D IMAX.

Warner Bros. is set to distribute the film in the United States, Europe, and other parts of the world.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Michael Green, the film is projected to gross over $40 million in its opening weekend. The studio, however, hopes that this film will gross a minimum of $780 million during its theoretical run.

In July 2016, The New York Times reported that Tony Scott is working on a prequel, set to release in 2019. But there is no information about who will play the leading characters in a prequel, which is expected to hit the $500 million mark at domestic box office.