Blade Runner 2 Release Date Bumped Up to October 2017 Blade Runner 2 conjures up a combination of excitement, curiosity, and dismay for many fans of Ridley Scott’s original net-noir masterpiece. The 30-plus year wait for a sequel to the celebrated film will be over shortly, though. The Scott Free produced, Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) directed film is scheduled to begin filming sometime in July.