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
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As you might know, there was a somewhat of a celebration of Blade Runner taking place at Comic-Con in San Diego, as Blade Runner turns 30. The panel which did a Q&A consisted of David Snyder (Art Director / Blade Runner), Paul M. Sammon (Author of Future Noir AKA The Blade Runner Bible) and Charles De Lauzirika (The man behind The Final Cut).
A lot was discussed during the panel, which cut of the movie they preferred, what it was like filming at The Bradbury building, where the props ended up after filming was done and many other things. The filming took 85 days to complete and 35 of those where all night shoots (and in rain I guess) so it’s no surprise that it was a very tough film to shoot.
Among one of the things that was discussed was if there was alot of unseen footage left. If you have (and I hope and think you do) the collectors editions of The Final Cut then you have a mini version of Blade Runner, with never before seen footage and a totally new voice over which I think is amazing (and even thou if it’s a mini version, it still holds up very well). The version included in the collectors edition of The Final Cut is compiled of what they could use (as of voice-over narration and scenes).
There is also the question of a an remake ever would be made, to that Lauzirika answers
I went two years on Prometheus without saying a word. There is an idea at work, but never going to be a remake.
Personally, I would hate to see an remake being made of Blade Runner and Im quite afraid of what a sequel/prequel or anything else remotely related to Blade Runner could be, but if there will be a “Blade Runner 2” (sequel/prequel or sidequel) I’d like to have one of the original script writers, Sir Ridley Scott and Lauzirika to be involved in the process and then, it can hopefully be a good thing. To get something as magical as the original Blade Runner will be quite difficult (remember that everything was done before the days of computer generated effects, this is also somehting I would like to see being done again.. if the knowledge is still around in Hollywood),
David Snyder had this to say about an remake being done
To me, it was the last analog film made. All the miniatures and things, it was the last science fiction film that will ever be made in that way. Almost feels like you can touch it. I wish I could see it without having any knowledge of the making of it, to realize it as a fan
If you want to know more on what was said during the Blade Runner 30’th Panel that took place during Comic-Con 2012, visit Collider which has more for you to read
For all of you whom will go to Comic-Con, on Friday July 13’th you shouldn’t miss this:
Friday July 13, 2012 7:00pm – 8:00pm @ Room 6BCF
7:00-8:00 – In 1982, Blade Runner, director Ridley Scott’s classic adaptation of SF master Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was released to theaters and forever changed the face of cinematic science fiction. Filmmaker, BR expert, and acclaimed author Paul M. Sammon (Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner) hosts a 30th anniversary celebration of this influential masterpiece. Sammon (who was present throughout BR’s filming and met Philip K. Dick) will interview numerous BR cast and crewmembers, including BR art director David Snyder and BR: The Final Cut producer Charles de Lauzirika. Be there to meet these and other very special BR guests. Room 6BCF
An +1 hour long interview with Paul Sammon (author of “Future Noir – The Making Of Blade Runner” AKA “The Blade Runner Bible”) pod episode of “The Experts” has been published online by Trigg.la
A show to feed Alexis Diana ‘s obsession with the eccentric, the brilliant, the passionate and extraordinary. Each episode features someone who has truly dedicated his/herself to a unique and intriguing topic or lifestyle, an Expert in an area mysterious to most… voluntarily being interrogated by a curious and excited host. Have some questions of your own?… no problem! Watch the show live and join in the discussion via the live chat. The Experts on trigg.la … live, unedited, limitless
Paul M. Sammon, the Author of Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner, talks to Alexis about his experiences and observations on set, the many obstacles that came up in production and the true message of the film.
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