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Cinefex #155 – Blade Runner Special

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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.

 

Why Jóhann Jóhannsson is not longer making the BR2049 Soundtrack

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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.”

Photo by Stephen Vaughan - © 2016 - Warner Bros.

Blade Runner sequel is “Blade Runner 2049” (and Oculus will get exclusive VR content)

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Photo by Stephen Vaughan - © 2016 - Warner Bros.

Blade Runner 2049 People: Harrison Ford, Ridley Scott, Ryan Gosling, Denis Villeneuve Photo by Stephen Vaughan – © 2016 – Warner Bros.

 

Warner Brothers has also released a set photo with Ridley Scott, Denis Villeneueve, Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford and if you look closely you’ll find two Blasters on the table

 

The title for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel will be “Blade Runner 2049”. From the title we get a hint that the movie will be taking place 30 years after the original Blade Runner. “Blade Runner 2049” is set to be released on October 6, 2017 and in the cast you’ll find Jared Leto (Suicide Squad), Ana De Armas (War Dogs), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Robin Wright (Forrest Gump), Dave Bautista (Guardians Of The Galaxy), Lennie James (The Walking Dead) and Harrison Ford whom once again will be playing Rick Deckard. Denis Villeneuve (Sicarrio) will be directing and the Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson will create the soundtrack to the movie

Neither IMDB or Alcon Entertainment has been updated with the the new title “Blade Runner 2049” (however, the official Facebook page has been updated)

 

Alcon Entertainment is joining with virtual reality company Oculus to create content and distribute content around the October, 2017 release of Blade Runner 2049, through a new company division called Alcon Interactive. The VR experiences will be exclusively distributed on the Oculus platform

Blade Runner 2 Concept Art and what we can expect

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Denis Villeneuve has in talks with Entertaiment Weekly said that the story will continue to take place in Los Angeles and along the west coast. He describes the pre-production as a “terror-period” and that the climate will be much worse in the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, the landscape will look rather different this time – if anything, the weather will be even more inclement than it was in the 1982 original.

“The climate has gone berserk,” Villeneuve explained; “the ocean, the rain, the snow is all toxic.”

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During talks with Hampton Fancher, responsible for turning Philip K. Dick’s 1968’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into Blade Runner’s screenplay, Fancher said

“Blade Runner was a dream. We just have to dream again and not worry too much about logic” and that removed so much pressure and gave Villeneuve the key to move forward

 

 

Latest Blade Runner 2 (Androids Dream?) Rumours

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So, news concerning the “Blade Runner 2” movie floats around the net and here are some of the latest news.

  • Ryan Gosling will (still in negotiations for doing the movie) be the central character and Ridley Scott has said that there might be additional sequels (with Gosling).
  • Denis Villeneuve was not Ridley’s the first choice for doing the next Blade Runner movie, Ridley Scott whom has worked on a sequel for years got rejected when he offered the movie to his first choice on doing the movie.
  • The movie will once and for all settle and show that Deckard are an Replicant

 

 

On the whole Deckard being a Replicant, Ridley Scott says

Of course he’s a bloody Replicant! He’s going to have to admit it… I’m not going to tell you [how the question of replicant expiration is addressed]. You’ll have to see the story. It’ll all make sense.

 

 

On getting rejected by his choice of director of “Blade Runner 2”

“I asked somebody before, who I though would be right – I would rather not say who it is. He just said ‘I’m not going to do that, I’m never going to follow through on that

 

 

Sources: Venture Capital Post, Slash Film

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