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.”
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.
So, Jared Leto (Suicide Squad) is the final piece in the casting of the Blade Runner sequel according to Alcon Entertainment Academy Award winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) is set to join the previously announced cast of Alcon Entertainment’s BLADE RUNNER sequel which includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass, Lennie James and Dave Bautista, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicarrio, Prisoners) is directing the film to be released October 6, 2017. The film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all media for all overseas territories. The sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard. The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Story details are not being revealed. States Johnson and Kosove, “We are thrilled that Jared has agreed to play a key role in the BLADE RUNNER sequel. He is a phenomenal actor, and we know he will create a truly memorable, never before seen character.”
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Jóhann Jóhannsson, an Icelandic composer and a long time co-worker and creator of the music in many of Denis Villeneuve’s movies will create the music in the Blade Runner sequel. More information and a chance to listen to some of his work can be found on Pitchfork
Academy Award nominated actor Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) is set to join the previously announced cast of Alcon Entertainment’s BLADE RUNNER sequel which includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri and Dave Bautista, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove on June 28’th.
The sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard. The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Story details are not being revealed.
Abdi is best known for his acting debut in the role of a Somali pirate in Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips, which earned Abdi an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor as well as five additional nominations for the film including Best Picture. He also earned Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG nominations for that role. Earlier this year Abdi appeared in Bleeker Street Media’s thriller Eye in the Sky alongside Helen Mirren and Aaron Paul.
Alcon Entertainment reports that Swiss Actress Carla Juri is the latest to join the upcomming Blade Runner cast which as of now, besides Carla Juri consists of Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks and Dave Bautista. Production is set to start in July 2016 and the movie is set to be released worldwide on October 6, 2017.
Dave Bautista (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Spectre) and Robin Wright will both be in the upcoming Blade Runner movie (Source: Alcon Enterntainment) and Harrison Ford will be reprising his role as Rick Deckard. Robin Wright will have an important supporting role in the movie and it will take place several decades after the original Blade Runner (set in 2019), Story details, as well as Bautista’s character, are not being revealed.
Alcon Entertainment reports that the upcoming Blade Runner movie is set to be released on January 12, 2018 and it will be released by Warner Bros while Sony got the international distribution for the movie. Production is set to start in July 2016, IMDB says that the filming locations are Budapest, Hungary (Studio). Beijing, China.
12-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins will reteam with director Denis Villeneuve on Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to “Blade Runner,” Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson announced Wednesday.
Roger Deakins (Shawshank Redemption, No Country For Old Men, Skyfall, True Grit, “O Brother, Where Art Thou”) whom has worked with Denis Villeneuve on “Prisoners” & “Sicario” will once again work together in the still untitled Blade Runner sequel
The “Blade Runner” sequel is scheduled to start principal photography next summer. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the original 1982 movie. Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard.
Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Ridley Scott, who directed the original adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”
“Roger is an extraordinary talent and we are very excited that Denis and Roger have chosen to continue their collaboration in bringing the sequel to ‘Blade Runner’ to the big screen,” Kosove and Johnson said in a joint statement.
Roger Deakins is represented by ICM Partners.