New Featurette for 'Blade Runner 2049' Takes Us Behind-the-Scenes

June 21, 2017
Source: People

Blade Runner 2049 Featurette

"The story. The themes. The stunning visual environments. It was a pleasure getting back to the world of Blade Runner again." Warner Bros has unveiled a behind-the-scenes featurette for Blade Runner 2049, the sci-fi sequel directed by Denis Villeneuve. This is easily one of our most anticipated, and the more they show us, the better it looks. Holy crap. This direct sequel takes place 30 years after the original story, and stars Ryan Gosling as the new LAPD Officer who must find Deckard, who has been missing all this time. Harrison Ford returns to play Deckard, and the new cast of 2049 also includes Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, Mackenzie Davis, Robin Wright, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, and David Dastmalchian. All the footage in this looks stunning, and I love that everyone in this video talks about how daunting and impressive every aspect of it is. I'm so happy this movie looks this amazing. Cannot wait.

Here's the behind-the-scenes featurette for Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049, from People:

Blade Runner 2049 Behind-the-Scenes

You can still watch the very first teaser for Blade Runner 2049 here, or the first official trailer here.

Thirty years after the events of the first science fiction 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. Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Quebecois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, of the films Polytechnique, Incendies, Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario and Arrival previously. The screenplay is by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green; based on a story by Hampton Fancher; originally adapted from Philip K. Dick's sci-fi novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?". Warner Bros will release Blade Runner 2049 in theaters everywhere on October 6th later this fall. For more follow @bladerunner. Looking good?

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Seems like we'll need a doco on how to make a remake.

DAVIDPD on Jun 21, 2017


"Based on a story by Ridley Scott" Uh oh.

foreigncontaminant on Jun 21, 2017


He's talking about the sequel I suppose.

tarek on Jun 21, 2017


That was originally the credit, I guess... In terms of the sequel being "based" on the story from Ridley Scott's original Blade Runner, which is (obviously) adapted from Philip K. Dick's story.

Alex Billington on Jun 22, 2017


Would you even go as far as saying it's....artificial looking? 😉

THE_RAW_ on Jun 21, 2017


I get it. Film provides that different texture and color. When I referenced artificial, I was subtly suggesting that maybe digital is actually fitting for this movie, as it's a representation of the movie itself which deals with "artificial" humans. Did you see Sicario?

THE_RAW_ on Jun 22, 2017


I can respect that. I don't have the eye though. Saw the Hateful Eight in 70 mm and everyone was "oooing" and "ahhhing" over how VIBRANT and COLORFUL it was. Myself? I couldn't tell the slightest bit of difference. Plus it was a long, boring mediocre movie in my humble opinion.

THE_RAW_ on Jun 22, 2017


I'm not a huge fan of the original in terms of an actual scifi film. However, I AM a fan of the universe, the art direction and the ideas behind it. I'm interested in where they take it. BTW, which cut is your preferred cut?

THE_RAW_ on Jun 21, 2017


The Director's cut of course.

tarek on Jun 21, 2017


It's hard to beat the first one, but with Dennis Villeneuve at the Helm i think it will be amazing. Dennis Villeneuve made the best movies of the last 10 years. Every movie of him is above avarage, so if someone can do this is its him. Ps ridley Scott is a master of movie making, and belongs in the wallhalla with Steven Spielberg and the koen Brothers.

ari smulders on Jun 21, 2017


Agreed. About Villeneuve...

Alex Billington on Jun 22, 2017


About Villeneuve??? So making the classical movies alien, gladiator,bladerunner doesn't count for something. Nobody, except the nerds says:hee it's a Villeneuve movie, so lets see it, because 90% doesn't know who Villeneuve is. Villeneuve had a long way the go before coming a ridley Scott...

ari smulders on Jun 22, 2017


I think Ridley Scott is a great filmmaker who has made many, many excellent films. But I mainly agree that with Denis Villeneuve at the helm, this is going to turn out amazing.

Alex Billington on Jun 22, 2017


Ridley is great with visuals. All of his films look amazing. Many of them are even distinctly "Ridley" in style. A mark of an auteur, is to be able to tell they directed something, without knowing they directed it. But as he never writes his films, Ridley is at the mercy of other writers, and has to make good choices when it comes to films. And unfortunately, he does not always make good choices. A good third, or more, of his films are decidedly mediocre. Examples: GI Jane 1492 Prometheus. And it's recent sequel: 2 Fast 2 Metheus.

foreigncontaminant on Jun 22, 2017


True said, a master. And every director has some misses...

ari smulders on Jun 22, 2017

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