‘Blade Runner 2049’ to open Montreal Festival du nouveau cinema

Mandatory Credit: Photo by (9066952j) Denis Villeneuve 'Blade Runner 2049' photocall, Rome, Italy - 19 Sep 2017. Maria Laura Antonelli/AGF/REX/Shutterstock

Quebec director Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated “Blade Runner” sequel will open the Montreal Festival du nouveau cinema.

Organizers say “Blade Runner 2049” will be presented at a special Oct. 4 screening – two days before it hits theatres.

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It will screen at the Theatre Maisonneuve de la Place des Arts as the opening film of the festival’s 46th edition, which runs from Oct. 4 to 15.

Villeneuve directed “Blade Runner” with a script from Hampton Fancher and Michael Green.

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Ridley Scott, director of the original 1982 film, is an executive producer on the sequel.

Harrison Ford reprises his role as Rick Deckard, a former police operative who’s been missing for decades.

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