Shinichiro Watanabe’s (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) prequel short film for Blade Runner 2049. It’s about the catastrophic event in 2022 called the Blackout. A massive EMP set off above the US leads to a global crisis that persists in the movie.
Dave Bautista stars as Sapper, a replicant on the run in the second of a series of short films which take place between Blade Runner and Blade Runner: 2049. Again, it captures the texture of the original film well, though it drops more questions than answers. Original here.
It’s rare that we’re this excited for a sequel, but with Denis Villeneuve directing, Roger Deakins behind the lens, and original screenwriter Hampton Fancher, all under the watchful eye of Ridley Scott, it’s got every chance of being great. Please let it be as good as it looks.
This featurette for Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 features interviews with the cast and crew about creating a new universe while being faithful to Ridley Scott’s original vision, while also giving us a peak at some of the film’s fantastic scenery and cinematography.
Blade Runner is one of the most visually influential films of all time, but there’s also much to be said about the film’s sound design, which seamlessly blends Vangelis’ score with atmospheric audio. Nerdwriter1 points out just how integral sound is to this 1982 masterpiece.
We have a while to wait for Blade Runner 2049, so in the meantime, sit back and drink in Christopher Grant Harvey’s outstanding fan film that does a great job capturing the tone of its source material, and is at once familiar and fresh. Amazing that they shot this for just $1500.
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival) takes over the directorial reins from Ridley Scott for the long-awaited sequel to one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. We know little about the plot yet, but we can’t wait until October 2017 to see this one.