Set thirty years after the original, Blade Runner 2049 already looks like this years most beautiful film.
The original Blade Runner was released in 1982 to a very mediocre reaction. The film, however, found its audience, especially after an accidental screening of a rough work print copy in 1990 which was being advertised as the director’s cut.
If you’re a fellow film buff I recommend the book Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner by Paul Sammon. This book details Blade Runner‘s long and difficult history right up until the first DVD release of the directors cut in 1997.
If you haven’t seen the original film, then I highly recommend you watch Blade Runner: The Final Cut in HD.
Now thirty-five years later, visionary director Denis Villeneuve has brought us back to the world of the Blade Runner in this sequel set thirty years later.
Whilst we still don’t know what the film is like, you have to agree that visually this film will most certainly be impressive.
Denis Villeneuve previously directed both Prisoner and Arrival, two outstanding and brilliant films. You can read Will’s review for Arrival.
Hopefully, this sequel can live up to the original. We’ll find out in October.
Title: Blade Runner 2049
Release | US: 6th October | UK: 6th October
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.