The long-awaited sequel to Sir Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece Bladerunner is here, Bladerunner 2049.
Like the original, the immediate visual impression is stunning, and great effort has gone into respecting the story’s heritage.
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That includes original bladerunner himself Harrison Ford, returning to his role.
“There’s a wonderful emotional context within the film which is one of the things I most admire about it and I found, happily, so much of what I had an ambition for seems to have been achieved,” he said.
Ryan Gosling plays a younger android hunter.
“When I read the screenplay, I thought ‘Wow. It’s walking this tightrope of being such a love letter to the original but at the same time a unique film in its own right,’ so it seemed like a great opportunity to me,” he said.
#BladeRunner2049 Times Square billboards look stunning. I am gonna see this as soon as possible. pic.twitter.com/DjzUwihMfE— #WonderGal (@amazonheroicon) October 4, 2017
The film’s LA premiere was cut due to the Las Vegas tragedy, but director Denis Villeneuve is hot in Hollywood right now and has the Ridley Scott seal of approval. All the film has to do now is find its audience.
#BladeRunner2049 premiere canceled: “We join the rest of the country in sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers” https://t.co/dKSNK8SDFx pic.twitter.com/B4phTXdqa1— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) October 2, 2017
Villeneuve has even commissioned shorts to suggest events that take place between the two movies’ set periods