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 book that is to the fans of Blade Runner more known as the “Blade Runner Bible”, written by Paul M. Sammon IS a book that any fan of movies should read (to learn how hard making a movie really can be) and a book for fans of Blade Runner a must to have, trust me on this. You need to get this book.
If you have one of the previous two editions, I think you’ll want to buy this book anyway since the “Blade Runner Bible” now contains information on the next chapter of Blade Runner which is Blade Runner 2049
Click on the image below and you’ll be able to find your copy of the book at Amazon.com (and when you buy the book, you’ll help this website out too)
Blade Runner 2039 is a small peek on what happens between Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049
Niander Wallace (Jared Leto) is seeking to get the prohibition on manufacturing Replicants lifted and he brings with him the perfect Replicant from the Nexus 9 series
This is might be the alternative to those of us that are a bit sceptic towards Los Angeles 2049. A film that’s in the making which you can support thru their Kickstarter campaign. If you visit their homepage you’ll get to see things that is amazing and will make you get a very Blade Runner’ish feeling, they are not using any CGI and the film are being made by using miniatures, optical effects and practical effects, basically doing things the same way Blade Runner was made.
… The best thing is that the story is set in the Blade Runner universe
It is just another damp, rainy, and foggy night on the streets of the futuristic Los Angeles. Beneath the flashy neon signs and heavy traffic, scum of this megalopolis tries to make a living and hopefully survive to see another day. Criminals, junkies, prostitutes, punks… and one lonesome drug dealer in the middle of it all, fed up with this ever expanding city and lowlife parasites that inhabit it. He may be well on his way to leave it all behind, but fate has made other plans and his whole world will come crumbling down when a dirty cop with an agenda of his own enters his life.
The official trailer for Blade Runner 2049 was released today. Feel free to press play, watch the trailer.
Dave Bautista said in this interview that he thinks that Blade Runner 2049 will be better than Blade Runner and “answer some questions”.
Well, if you’d ask me the questions are what made Blade Runner such a masterpiece, the questions are what the audience should try to answer themselves. So, another question is if we want answers? My answer to that is no. I’d like to keep the questions and keep them unanswered.
Gaff will return in Blade Runner 2049, Edward James Olmos whom portrays Gaff and also come up with “Cityspeak” which is a mishmash of all kinds of languages all rolled into one let’s us know more about his role and his return in the video you can see below
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
One trailer for Blade runner, 2049 has been released today. Ryan Gossling and Harrison Ford (with the “Blaster”) can be seen in environments that look both very “Blade Runnerish” and a bit clean & scaled down. Enjoy 🙂