Blade Runner Anime Series are being produced

Alcon Television Group (a division of Alcon Entertainment) together  with Adult Swim and Crunchyroll will produce and distribute an Anime series called “Blade Runner – Black Lotus” inspired by Blade Runner 2049.
“Blade Runner – Black Lotus” will feature thirteen episodes, each 30 minutes long, produced by the animation studio “Sola Digital Arts” (Ultraman) and all episodes will be directed by Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the shell: Stand Alone Complex)
 
The plot is still being kept secret but the producers have confirmed that the story will take place in 2032 and will included some familiar characters from the Blade Runner universe.
 
Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson (Alcon Entertainment), Laura Lancaster (Alcon Television Group), Al-Francis Cuenca (“Blade Runner: Blackout 2022” producer), and Sola Digital Art’s Joseph Chou will executive produce the project. Alcon exec Ben Roberts will serve as co-executive producer. Production IG’s Mitsuhisa Ishikawa is participating as production advisor.
States Kosove and Johnson, “The Blade Runner universe is an incredibly deep well for story and character with its world and mythology that audiences have been debating and talking about since inception. We are excited to continue exploring that world via this anime series. Lancaster added, “We are thrilled to have Shinji Aramaki, Kenji Kamiyama and Shinichiro Watanabe as our creative partners and look forward to the exciting journey ahead.”

Blade Runner 2049 on DVD, Blu-Ray & other formats

You can get your digital copy of Blade Runner 2049 as soon as on December 26’th and if you want to own it on Blu-Ray (or other home video formats) you’ll have to wait until January 16’th (all dates are U.S.A release dates)
Blade Runner 2049 will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack ($44.95), Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack ($44.95), Blu-ray Combo Pack ($35.99) and DVD ($28.98). The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc also featuring the theatrical version. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition.
The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet.
 
Blade Runner 2049 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
· Designing The World of Blade Runner 2049
· To Be Human: Casting Blade Runner 2049
· Prologues: 2036: Nexus Dawn
· Prologues: 2048: Nowhere to Run
· Prologues: 2022: Black Out
· Blade Runner 101: Blade Runners
· Blade Runner 101: The Replicant Evolution
· Blade Runner 101: The Rise of Wallace Corp
· Blade Runner 101: Welcome to 2049
· Blade Runner 101: Joi
· Blade Runner 101: Within the Skies
Blade Runner 2049 Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
· Blade Runner 101: Blade Runners
· Blade Runner 101: The Replicant Evolution
· Blade Runner 101: The Rise of Wallace Corp
· Blade Runner 101: Welcome to 2049
· Blade Runner 101: Joi
· Blade Runner 101: Within the Skies
 

Creating Rachael (2.0) in Blade Runner 2049

I bet most of us lost out breath when she walked up those stairs to meet Deckard. Personally all I was looking for was “digital errors & mishaps” but I couldn’t find one when I saw that it really was Rachael whom had returned (even thou it wasn’t really her)
This is pure movie magic, at it’s finest form if you’d ask me and this is how it was made. You can find more information at Moving Picture Company whom created the Rachael digitally or at FXGuide.com
 

 

Blade Runner Suite by The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (feat. David Bateson)

There is an amazing rendition of some of the music that we get to enjoy in Blade Runner by the Danish Symphony Orchestra (and David Bateson), It seems to have been televised in June 2017 when the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) hosted three orchestral concerts called “Galaxymphony” which included some of the soundtrack from various space and sci-fi movies.
This is their version of some of the Blade Runner soundtrack called ‘The Blade Runner suite’.
 

Cinefex #155 – Blade Runner Special

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, spoilerfree Blade Runner 2049 review

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 too will have to go see Blade Runner 2049. God Help Adam Savage if I leave the Cinema disappointed 😉
 

Why Jóhann Jóhannsson is not longer making the BR2049 Soundtrack

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.”