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12 time Oscar nomineted cinematographer Roger Deakins reunites with Denis Villeneuve on “Blade Runner 2″

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12-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins will reteam with director Denis Villeneuve on Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to “Blade Runner,” Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson announced Wednesday.

Roger Deakins (Shawshank Redemption, No Country For Old Men, Skyfall, True Grit, “O Brother, Where Art Thou”) whom has worked with Denis Villeneuve on “Prisoners” & “Sicario” will once again work together in the still untitled Blade Runner sequel

The “Blade Runner” sequel is scheduled to start principal photography next summer. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the original 1982 movie. Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard.

Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Ridley Scott, who directed the original adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

“Roger is an extraordinary talent and we are very excited that Denis and Roger have chosen to continue their collaboration in bringing the sequel to ‘Blade Runner’ to the big screen,” Kosove and Johnson said in a joint statement.

Roger Deakins is represented by ICM Partners.

(Very) small Q&A with Denis Villeneuve on the Blade Runner sequel

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Toronto Star Newspaper has put Denis Villeneuve thru a small Q&A (or “Their own Voight-Kammpf test” as they prefer to call it) about the still untitled Blade Runner sequel.

One of the three questions is why he will do a sequel to Blade Runner

Many sci-fi fans are saying that no one should attempt to make a sequel to Blade Runner, after all these years. What do you say to them?

 

 

You know what? To be honest, I had the same reaction at the beginning. For me, Blade Runner is a cult movie. It’s really one of my favourite films of all time. I’m a big sci-fi addict and that movie is by far one of my favourites if not my favourite, with 2001: A Space Odyssey.

So when they said they were doing a sequel I said, “That is a fantastic, genius and maybe bad idea.” I was very excited, but at the same time a bit afraid. And when I got the chance to read the script, I understood. Ridley Scott (now producer) and Hampton Fancher(original co-writer, now co-producer) came with a very strong idea and a very exciting one. Honestly, I think that the fans will agree with me. It’s really a strong movie.

There is also the question if Harrison Ford will play Deckard again or if he will have a major role. It seems like Denis cannot tell us anything about if Deckard will be back but he let’s us know that Harrison Ford is recovering and that he’ll be okey.

 

My guess (the only one that works if you ask me) is that Harrison Ford will be back, playing the character that Deckard was based upon (since Deckard was a Replicant according to Ridley Scott). Let’s see if my guess will be correct :)

 

You can read the Q&A here

 

 

Denis Villeneuve “Blade Runner is almost like a religion for me”

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Denis Villeneuve whom is set to direct “Blade Runner 2″ let’s us know in an interview with The National Post just how much he likes Blade Runner which happens to be just why he want’s to do the still untitled “Blade Runner 2″ film

 

I’m ready to do it because the original Blade Runner is by far one of my favourite movies of all time.

 

 

Blade Runner is almost a religion for me.

 

You can read more at here

Ryan Gosling in negotiations to star in “Blade Runner 2″

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Actor Ryan Gosling (Drive, The Ides Of March) is in negotiations to star in the still untitled “Blade Runner 2″ film that is planned to start its principal photography during the summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Scott. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. Story details, as well as Gosling’s character, are not being revealed.

Alcon Entertainment acquired the prequel and sequel film, television and ancillary franchise rights to the iconic science-fiction thriller BLADE RUNNER in 2011 from producers Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, who will serve as producers on the sequel along Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.

Among its many distinctions, BLADE RUNNER has been singled out as one of the greatest movies of all time by innumerable polls and media outlets, and overwhelmingly as the greatest science-fiction film of all time by a majority of genre publications.

Released by Warner Bros., BLADE RUNNER was adapted by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples from Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” and was directed by Ridley Scott following his landmark Alien.” The film was nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Visual Effects, and Best Art Direction).

BLADE RUNNER was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1993 and is frequently taught in university courses. In 2007, it was named the 2nd most visually influential film of all time by the Visual Effects Society.

 

Source: Alcon Entertainment

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Future Imperfect – THE LOST ART OF WESTWOOD’S BLADE RUNNER

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The Deadendthrills website has a great article about Westwood’s Blade Runner game (an article that contains some truly stunning graphics from 3D artist David Austin taken from the game). The article tells the story how the Westwood studio came to get to do the game, the involvement from Syd Mead and others involved from the Blade Runner movie.

The game was released back in the days when a PC wasn’t as capable of producing 3D graphics as a PC can do today, so Westood used something called Voxels that made things look 3D

In the mid-’90s, a game that attempted 1,000 motion-captured sequences would be rightly considered a dangerous folly; Blade Runner features 20,000.

 

The original voxel objects weighed in at around seven megabytes in size while hardware at the time could manage only about 100K.

 

The game has a great atmosphere to it and is still a good game by today’s standards, it’s not comparable when it comes to the graphics that today’s computer games has but remember that it is a point&click adventure game that unfolds differently as to how you play it and has different endings, all depending to your actions in the game. That is something not many games had back when Westwood’s Blade Runner was released.

 

You can find more information on Westwood’s Blade Runner game right here at LA2019 and the great article you should read can be found here

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