The excitement is high for Blade Runner 2049 as it's not a reboot, but a direct continuation of Ridley Scott's 1982 classic. Not only that, but it features #HarrisonFord in the original role of Rick Deckard, plus Hollywood stars like Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto.
Judging from the trailers so far, Denis Villeneuve is bringing us back to the #scifi world of Blade Runner with a unique style and technique. Now, fans have a new glimpse into the sequel with behind the scenes footage and commentary from the cast and crew — just in time for the original film's 35th anniversary this Sunday.
The new footage above shows how the Blade Runner universe has been brought back to life by cinematographer Roger Deakins. We're shown the world of 2049 complete with larger-than-life holograms, deserted artifacts, futuristic factories and strange weather patterns. It also gives us a more extended glimpse of mysterious characters such as Neander Wallace (Leto) and Joi (Ana de Armas), as well as more footage surrounding Rick Deckard and his dealings with Officer K (Gosling).
Ford had this to say about returning for Blade Runner 2049 and working with Villeneuve:
"I think it’s kind of fun to play a character 30 years later. The story, the themes, the stunning visual environments — it was a pleasure to get back in the world of Blade Runner again. I’m used to trying on old clothes. Happily, they fit.”
Longtime Blade Runner fan #JaredLeto also had this to say about his involvement in the film:
"From the cinematography, to the script, to working with Denis and Ridley, Roger, Harrison, Ryan... I just feel really lucky just to be on the team."
We still have months to go until we see Blade Runner 2049 for ourselves, but the excitement continues to grow among viewers — especially with a featurette like this. I know I'm looking forward to seeing even more regarding the world of 2049 and exactly who the most mysterious characters really are.
Are you excited for Blade Runner 2049? Let us know in the comments what you think!
[Source: Entertainment Weekly]