Published On: Sat, Dec 31st, 2016

Mackenzie Davis talks ‘Blade Runner 2049’ wanting to be in it and being skeptical at the same time

While promoting the thriller Always Shine, Mackenzie Davis spoke about the upcoming Blade Runner 2049, detailing her initial script reading and choosing to join the science fiction project.

“I think there’s an equal mix of resistance and excitement about it, which I felt, as well,” Davis explained during an exclusive interview with Collider.

“I both desperately wanted to be in it and was just very, very skeptical. And then, I read the script and the script was so wonderful. And I met (director) Denis [Villeneuve], who I think is one of our greatest living filmmakers, and my fears were laid to rest. I’m such a huge fan of the original and I really don’t believe we need to update everything and bastardize a legacy, but this feels like a really beautiful companion to it, visually and with the storytelling. I feel so lucky to be a part of it.”

The long-awaited sequel to the Ridley Scott may or may not bring something different to the sci-fi genre, so what does Davis think.

“I don’t know. The sci-fi genre is so multi-tentacled. There are so very many iterations of science fiction, and this is very much in line and honors the original while being its own chapter in a story. I think the original changed science fiction forever. There’s a reason why we still watch it and it doesn’t feel dated and the aesthetics don’t feel dated. It was so ahead of its time that it became timeless, in a weird way. Its version of the future still feels terrifying and plausible, in many hundred years. So, I don’t know. This one just feel a part of the world that Ridley [Scott] created. I think that was the first of its kind, when it came out.”

Davis has not been revealed in the trailer and little is known about her role.

Always Shine is now in theaters and on VOD.

Returning is Harrison Ford reprising the role of Rick Deckard with a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, played by Ryan Gosling. The new film also stars Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.

Full synopsis is below.

Blade Runner 2049 is set for release on October 6th.


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.

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