Concept art for Blade Runner sequel emerges

To say that films, like 1982’s sci-fi thriller Blade Runner, just reshaped cinema would be a gross understatement. Not only did Ridley Scott take the controversial book of the ’60s and create a film out of it, but he set a precident when it came to the sci-fi noir, a genre that hadn’t explored too much at that point in time. As we continue to keep our ears to the ground, news has spread that Director Denis Villeneuve (who directed both 2013’s Prisoners and 2015’s Sicario) has released some of the concept art for his upcoming sequel to the aforementioned film, and it looks promising!

EW has revealed some of the concept art, along with some thoughts from the director himself, from the untitled sequel. For Villeneuve, this film is a labor of love, as he is a huge fan of the first film. “I remember the opening sequence perfectly,” Villeneuve tells EW. “That note of music; seeing Los Angeles in 2019; that smog; that darkness. It’s really the movie that gave birth to my desire to become a director.”

Check out the images below:

Blade Runner Sequel (2017) Concept Art

Blade Runner Sequel (2017)
Concept Art


Blade Runner Sequel (2017)
Concept Art

The plot details of the film are still pretty unknown, but the director confirmed to the outlet that the events of the film take place several decades after the original. The film will once again be set in a future Los Angeles, but this time one that spreads over much of the West Coast. “The climate has gone berserk — the ocean, the rain, the snow is all toxic,” Villeneuve says. The vehicle pictured in this exclusive concept art from the sequel, Villeneuve says, is a kind of snow blower that hovers over the streets and destroys snow. He laughs. “It’s a Canadian wet dream!”

Alongside returning cast member Harrison Ford is actor Ryan Gosling, who happens to be a huge fan of the film.

Blade Runner 2 is projected for an Oct. 6, 2017 release.

Source: EW

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