Blade Runner (1982) sequel is just eleven months away from release. The title of the film has finally been announced by Warner Bros: Blade Runner 2049. Blade Runner 2049 is coming with virtual reality experiences. It’s a follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner.
The film will be exclusively distributed with bonus virtual reality experiences from Oculus (FYI: Oculus is the VR company owned by Facebook). “Blade Runner has always pushed the boundaries of cinema, visionary art, design and story and bringing the sequel to this beloved sci-fi property to VR gives us an opportunity to push those boundaries further,” says Colum Slevin, Oculus head of experiences.
From the title “Blade Runner 2049” it looks like this sequel takes place exactly 30 years after the events of Blade Runner. The blade runner is being directed by Denis Villeneuve (director of Sicario, Prisoners), with Scott taking backseat as executive producer.
The cast includes Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Carla Juri, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista and Sylvia Hoeks.
Denis Villeneuve said that the sequel is “not possible to live up to the original” because Ridley Scott’s film is “a masterpiece.” He thinks that it is one of the best sci-fi films and one of the best films in past 50 years; he says, “For me, what terrorises me right now is what I’m doing is taking Blade Runner and making it my own, and that is horrific.” … “To realize that when I look at the dailies, it’s not Ridley Scott, it’s me, and that it’s different. It’s still the same universe, we are still in the same dream, but it’s mine, so it’s like I have no idea how you people will react, I don’t know. It has its own life.”, he continues.
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Movie Info
Release Date: October 6, 2017
Director(s): Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Robin Wright, Ryan Gosling, Sylvia Hoeks, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas, Carla Juri, Barkhad Abdi, Harrison Ford, David Dastmalchian, Jared Leto, Lennie James
Writer(s): Hampton Fancher, Michael Green
Production Companies: Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Thunderbird Films
Music: Jóhann Jóhannsson
Cinematography: Roger Deakins
Blade Runner 2049 has been written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, the plot is based on a story by Fancher and David Peoples. It succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples which is based on Philip K. Dick’s famous novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. We haven’t got any story details till now.
Scott and Hampton Fancher, co-writer of the original, has devised the idea for this sequel. Ford’s iconic character Rick Deckard will not appear in the entirety of Blade Runner 2049, as Scott said earlier, “…..it’s about finding him; he comes in in the third act.”. Though the plot details are rare, we came to know that it will take place in a future Los Angeles. Concept art for the film gave fans a first glimpse of the upcoming film’s dystopian metropolis setting earlier this year.