Hyped Ruler of Honnouji Academy
- Jul 7, 2009
- Honnouji Academy
I was surprised to find out that there wasn't an official thread for this movie yet, despite all of the positive hype that's been building up for the past year or two. While making a sequel to Blade Runner always seemed like a bad idea to me- or at least unnecessary- I found myself getting excited for the film once it was announced that Ridley Scott had stepped down from directing the film personally and was replaced by Denis Villeneuve (probably my favorite director working right now).Official Synopsis said:A new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), discovers a dark secret that might bring an end to humanity. K's discovery leads him to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who disappeared thirty years ago.
The cast and crew for Blade Runner 2049 is insane. Not only is Villeneuve directing the film, but we also have Roger Deakins (the man who shot cinema classics like Skyfall, The Shawshank Redemption, No Country For Old Men, The Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Kundun) as the Director of Photography for the film, as well as Villeneuve's mainstay composer Johan Johannson scoring the film. He may not be Vangelis, but his scores for Villeneuve's Prisoners, Sicario and Arrival are all impressive work and his solo work is great too.
On the acting side of the spectrum, The Gosling and Ford are joined by Blade Runner alumni Edward James Olmo reprising his role as Gaff from the first film, as well as newcomers Ana de Armas as Joi, Jared Leto as Wallace and Robin Wright as Officer K's superior in the police force. Others in the cast include Dave Bautista, Barkhad Abdi (aka "Look at me, I am the Captain now") and Lennie James from The Walking Dead.
The trailer linked up above was released back in December, but Sony and Warner Bros recently screened some footage to reporters at CinemaCon last week.
Spoiler Show"These replicants are not 3D-printed. They are born, and their birth sequence is â€” gulp â€” gnarly.
So we learned Monday night at Cinemacon, where Sony Pictures sneaked a few minutes of Blade Runner 2049, Ridley Scott's revisitation of the sci-fi cult classic from 1982. And it looks dark. So dark that its nightmarscape of synthesized humans makes Westworld look like a walk in the park.
The first teaser footage was released in December â€” and this one greatly expands the world which one new replicant hunter, Officer K (Ryan Gosling) is trying to navigate with the help of an old one, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford, returning to the franchise).
You want cyberpunk stuff? It's here in holograms, dirty streets and brutalist buildings all around. You want Jared Leto creepily whispering "Happy birthday" to a newly born, goo-covered replicant girl? It's here too, and it's post-Joker ghoulish.
And you want Deckard's gun dotted with red lights? It's also here â€” and it's in Gosling's hand.
The sizzle reel (or is it a trailer? It's not yet clear) sneaked before a convention of cinema owners was an intermix of old, original footage with new, including the interior of a giant, concert hall-like museum of wood and steel where Officer K finally sees where the sausage, errrr, the replicants, are made.
Most of the interplay between Ford and Gosling was stuff we saw in the first teaser â€” "I had your job once. I was good at it," Ford growls â€” though now we see the building where they meet coming under attack, and an escape ensues. Looks like these two will be on the run together.
Finally, we get first looks at Robin Wright as the unnamed Stern Female Authority Figure required in all dystopian cinema ("There is an order to things," she says, "That's what we do here: we keep order") and Mackenzie Davis, ostensibly as a painted is-she-or-isn't-she-a-replicant character of some kind.
In the final shot, we see Officer K staring down at a book with a whole bunch of pages ripped out of the middle. "Your story isn't over yet," a female voice tells him.
And neither is this marketing campaign. Director Denis Villeneuve's (Arrival) vision for a Blade Runner in the even more distant future arrives in theaters Oct. 6."
Newly revealed 'Blade Runner 2049' footage makes 'Westworld' look like a walk in the park
So needless to say, I'm stoked for the next trailer to (hopefully) come out soon and to eventually see the film proper in October. But what about you guys? Anyone else excited for this?