Blade Runner 30’th anniversary @ Comic-Con
As you might know, there was a somewhat of a celebration of Blade Runner taking place at Comic-Con in San Diego, as Blade Runner turns 30. The panel which did a Q&A consisted of David Snyder (Art Director / Blade Runner), Paul M. Sammon (Author of Future Noir AKA The Blade Runner Bible) and Charles De Lauzirika (The man behind The Final Cut).
A lot was discussed during the panel, which cut of the movie they preferred, what it was like filming at The Bradbury building, where the props ended up after filming was done and many other things. The filming took 85 days to complete and 35 of those where all night shoots (and in rain I guess) so it’s no surprise that it was a very tough film to shoot.
Among one of the things that was discussed was if there was alot of unseen footage left. If you have (and I hope and think you do) the collectors editions of The Final Cut then you have a mini version of Blade Runner, with never before seen footage and a totally new voice over which I think is amazing (and even thou if it’s a mini version, it still holds up very well). The version included in the collectors edition of The Final Cut is compiled of what they could use (as of voice-over narration and scenes).
There is also the question of a an remake ever would be made, to that Lauzirika answers
I went two years on Prometheus without saying a word. There is an idea at work, but never going to be a remake.
Personally, I would hate to see an remake being made of Blade Runner and Im quite afraid of what a sequel/prequel or anything else remotely related to Blade Runner could be, but if there will be a “Blade Runner 2” (sequel/prequel or sidequel) I’d like to have one of the original script writers, Sir Ridley Scott and Lauzirika to be involved in the process and then, it can hopefully be a good thing. To get something as magical as the original Blade Runner will be quite difficult (remember that everything was done before the days of computer generated effects, this is also somehting I would like to see being done again.. if the knowledge is still around in Hollywood),
David Snyder had this to say about an remake being done
To me, it was the last analog film made. All the miniatures and things, it was the last science fiction film that will ever be made in that way. Almost feels like you can touch it. I wish I could see it without having any knowledge of the making of it, to realize it as a fan