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Published On: Wed, Jul 5th, 2017

‘Blade Runner 2049’ teased in featurette, Jared Leto’s role as Neander Wallace

The studio is ramping up promotion for the new Blade Runner film with a new featurette, this time available from Entertainment Weekly, offering up new footage from Blade Runner 2049.

Check out the footage below.

Central are interview segments with several of the main players, including executive producer Ridley Scott, who reveals that he couldn’t have dreamed that his original Blade Runner movie would still be so revered, 35 years later.

Scott adds that, while Blade Runner was always meant to be a standalone movie, there was simply more story to be told than the original’s two-hour run time would allow.

Harrison Ford comment on revisiting his iconic character, Rick Deckard.

“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.”

Cinematographer Roger Deakins, who revealed that he has never worked on a movie with so many different sets and lighting patterns, revealing that, “technically, it’s quite challenging.”

Sylvia Hoeks’ unspecified character, who tells Deckard that they’re going home, is seen in the new footage. Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto co-stars with Ford, with Leto’s character named Neander Wallace, saying that he was grateful to “just be on the team,” working Scott, director Denis Villeneuve. Gosling plays a LAPD Officer K.

Edward James Olmos, who played the mysterious Gaff in the first film, also reprises his role. Olmos has stated that he only has one scene in this sequel, as opposed to the four scenes he was in during the original movie. He says “they” come to Gaff, who is now retired, looking for information about how the blade runners operated in the first movie.

Fans get a small glimpse of Gosling working with Denis Villeneuve.

Director Denis Villeneuve reveals that he has never felt more pressure on his shoulders, working on this film, mirroring comments he had made in the past about how this follow-up will never be able to live up to the expectations of the original Blade Runner.

Production designer Dennis Gassner states that working on this film was like “walking on a knife’s edge,” since they were “riding the line between the original film with what we’re doing now.”

The video also features shots with other cast members like Lennie James (The Walking Dead, Jericho), while visual effects supervisor John Nelson reveals that they’re trying to keep the visual effects very grounded.

The new film also stars Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri and Dave Bautista.

Blade Runner 2049 will arrive in theaters on October 5.

Synopsis: This new story is set 30 years after the events of the first film, following a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), who uncovers a secret that could rock this futuristic society to its core. This blade runner’s investigation leads him to track down Rick Deckard, an ex-blade runner who hasn’t been seen or heard from in the past three decades.

 

 

 

 

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