Published On: Tue, Dec 22nd, 2015

‘Blade Runner 2’ news coming, it’s an ‘artistic challenge’ says producer, ‘same DNA’ as original

While promoting the remake of Point Break, producers Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson previewed the sequel to the classic science fiction film, Blade Runner. Early in the conversation, the duo admit that they expect Blade Runner 2 to be logistically difficult.

“It’s a different exercise,” Broderick says to Den of Geek in the interview.

“That movie is complex in other ways, but in terms of logistics, look, by its very nature, a film like Blade Runner is a world creation picture,” Kosove says. “You’re creating a unique world like Ridley (Scott) did in the first film and like we’re going to do with Denis (Villeneuve) and Roger in the sequel. When I’m talking about logistics, in the real life of moving a film crew and equipment off the top of Angel Falls to the top of the Jungfrau, or flying in formation four people at 140 miles an hour in proximity suits through the crack in Walenstadt, that’s real logistics.”

“I guess what I’m saying to you, Fred, is when you’re doing something where you’re in a stage environment, there’s a sense of control. On a backlot you’re controlling the environment. When you’re on the top of a mountain, the mountain doesn’t give a shit if you’re making a movie.”

Johnson jumped back in: “Or you’re chasing waves all over the world and you have a unit that’s literally on a 48 hour standby to fly anywhere in the world, to then setup and get a particular wave, that’s a different level. You’re trying to do it on budget and safely, that’s a different level of logistics than any of these superhero movies or even world creation movies. It’s just different. Blade Runner is just an artistic challenge.”

They were quiet on details when asked about being “contemplative” or an action film: “The answer to that is we won’t get into any details on that other than to say, to be as contemplative as the original film? Absolutely,” Kosove said with Johnson adding that “It has the same DNA as the first movie which was very important to us, which is why Hampton and Ridley and the people involved are still involved and helped create this world.”

“No comment” on the film’s title, fans can expect news soon with Kosove finally stating that “I think realistically, given that we only have really three business weeks in the year, I would say realistically, I’m comfortable saying in the first quarter of next year. Maybe in the first half of the first quarter of next year, first six weeks of the year. “

Check out the full conversation – click here

Point Break opens on December 25th.

Ryan Gosling has been rumored to be attached as the lead with Harrison Ford confirmed for an appearance, reprising his role as Deckard. Scott has forfeited the director’s chair, but contributed to the story.

Blade Runner poster art Harrison Ford

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