Blade Runner News
Available on newsstands October 20, Cinefex 155 features a stunning cover shot of Ryan Gosling as LAPD officer KD6-3.7, along with a 22-page story on the making of “Blade Runner 2049” based on in-depth interviews with visual effects supervisor John Nelson, and the key effects artists who helped bring director Denis Villeneuve’s vision to the screen. The article is accompanied by 26 behind-the-scenes photos and frame clips, many of them exclusive to Cinefex.
Also in this issue, revisit Ridley Scott’s futuristic thriller by way of a Cinefex 9 retrospective, the “Blade Runner Portfolio.” Featuring some of the magazine’s favorite behind-the-scenes imagery from the making of “Blade Runner,” Cinefex takes another look at the landmark visual effects created by Douglas Trumbull and Richard Yuricich’s Entertainment Effects Group for the 1982 film.
Adam Savage (Mythbusters) had the privilege of getting an invite to see a screening of Blade Runner 2049. He is a huge fan of Blade Runner and has the same feelings towards Blade Runner as the most avid Blade Runner fan out there and had the same fears of getting another Blade Runner movie as I have. The fears are now gone and I don’t think he could have been more positive to Blade Runner 2049 than what he is in this “Still untitled” cast. The best thing is that this is an absolutely free from spoilers so you can watch this without getting to know something you don’t want to know
So, I guess I too will have to go see Blade Runner 2049. God Help Adam Savage if I leave the Cinema disappointed 😉
As you already might know. Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer and long time collaborator with Denis Villeneuve is no longer attached and doing the soundtrack to Blade Runner 2049. The reason to why this is has never been answered until now.
The website Al Arabiya let’s us know that alot of things, one is that David Bowie was the original choice to have the role of Niander Wallace (now done by Jared Leto) but also the reason to why Jóhann Jóhannsson is not doing the soundtrack for Blade Runner 2049. The score is instead created by Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, Interstellar, Inception) and Benjamin Wallfisch (It, Annabelle Creation, Hidden Figures) and the reason is somewhat related to the result not sounding more like Vangelis.
“The thing I will say is that making movies is a laboratory. It’s an artistic process. You cannot plan things. Jóhann Jóhannsson is one of my favorite composers alive today. He’s a very strong artist.
“But the movie needed something different, and I needed to go back to something closer to Vangelis. Johan and I decided that I will need to go in another direction—that’s what I will say. I hope I have the chance to work with him again because I think he’s really a fantastic composer.”
The third and final chapter of what happens after Blade Runner and before the next the installment of Blade Runner 2049 has been released and it’s well worth your time.