Blade Runner News
Blade Runner ain’t exactly Star Wars when it comes to finding merchandise. There are however some websites that are fantastic, like Propsummit where creative people can show their prop creations, discuss and help each other create some truly magnificent Blade Runner items for people to collect.
Finding items can be somehow hard (and/or very pricey) but some things are truly wonderful and being unique handmade items made in limited numbers this is understandable. Items like Scott Pettersens Blade Runner figures are just a few of the amazing items being created by artists that truly deserves some recognition for their work.
Not only is he creating very lifelike figures but also finds fabrics for clothing for the 12″ figures that is as close to what we can see in the movie.
Analog Sweden (A Swedish based studio created from a passion of analog synthesizers, vintage studio equipment and the culture surrounding it) has created a crowdfunded Blade Runner inspired musical project that also will involve Artwork from Kilian Eng, HR-FM and other artists. The music will be made with the same analog instruments as Vangelis used to make the wonderful audio landscape that is the music of Blade Runner.
The idea behind this is to explore into the other stories in the Blade Runner universe.
- Create a Full Length Soundtrack
- Using Vangelis original equipment & recording process
- Artwork to each track by Kilian Eng, HR-FM + others
- Based on new stories, inspired by the world of Blade Runner
The Most Dystopic yet the most intriguingly stunningly worlds ever created is the futuristic world of Blade Runner. We want to go there! We still belive this amazing world still holds untold stories. Stories we like to call the “Moments Lost”. We want to see these stories transform into stunning music and illustrations
Their finacial goal is set to €25.000 and so far people that finds this idea one that should finished have gotten together and chipped in with a total of €10.157 (as of 24′th of November 2013) and their deadline for funding this project ends in 34 days
You can find more information and support their great idea (and receive the music and other goodies, all depending on how much you want to support their project) here at Indiegogo
Jim Hunter, the man behind 2019: A future re-imagined has created another fantastic Video in which we get to hear the assistant Art Director Stephen Dane tells us about how it was working on Blade Runner and gives us some information on how and why some items in the movie look like they do.
This is a video you should see.
Alcon Entertainment posted a status update on Facebook that writer Michael Green (Writer of Green Lantern, Heroes (TV), Everwood (TV) and one episode of “Sex In The City” (TV) (??)) is in negotiations to write the Blade Runner sequel
LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 31, 2013, 3:30 pm, EST—Writer Michael Green is in negotiations to do a rewrite of Alcon Entertainment’s “Blade Runner” sequel penned by Hampton Fancher (“Blade Runner,” “The Minus Man,” “The Mighty Quinn”) and to be directed by Ridley Scott. Fancher’s original story/screenplay is set some years after the first film concluded.
Alcon co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce with Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, along with Ridley Scott. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.
Green recently completed rewrites on “Robopocalypse” and Warners Bros “Gods and Kings.”
Alcon and Yorkin previously announced that they are partnering to produce “Blade Runner” theatrical sequels and prequels, in addition to all television and interactive productions.
You can read the whole story over at Deadline
Jive Chops Art is the home of an multitalanted artist whom works with all types of art and Lego is one of them. He has built a full size Blaster replica in Lego which is very impressive,
You can see more of his blaster here