Published On: Sat, Aug 5th, 2017

New ‘Blade Runner 2049’ photos released, story sounds like global warming theme

Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 arrives this fall and was featured with San Diego Comic Con panel and was previewed in Entertainment Weekly’s Comic Con issue with a new set of cool photos.

The long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic stars Ryan Gosling with Harrison Ford returning to reprise his role from the first film. Gosling says the new film has an incredible attention to the details.

“Here’s a perfect example of working on this film,” says star Gosling of the scene pictured below. “In the script, my character walks up to a guy sitting at a desk, and we have a very small exchange. It’s probably a quarter of a page of the screenplay. I show up at set that day and that is what they built.”

He laughs. “I said to [director Denis Villeneuve], ‘You built all this for just one scene? It takes up an entire stage!’ And he said, ‘Yes, well, the scene is in the movie, right?’ It didn’t matter if it was a quarter of a page or an important set piece — everything was treated with the same level of detail and importance.”

Villeneuve goes on to explain that things would be darker in Blade Runner 2049 and he talks more about it in the interview.

“The climate has gone berserk and the ecosystem has collapsed and the ocean has risen,” the director explains. “There are a lot of refugees trying to survive on the West Coast.”

“The presence of the winter brings more charcoal and there’s sparks of color,” he adds. “The yellow is something I can’t talk about, but…it’s a very important color.”

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (2017)
(L-R) RYAN GOSLING as K and HARRISON FORD as Rick Deckard

Cinematographer Roger Deakins, who previously teamed up with Villeneuve on Prisoners and Sicario, have similar tastes and aesthetics. “It’s important when you work with a director that you see things in a similar way,” says Deakins, who’s been nominated 13 times for an Oscar but has yet to win.

Deakins added: “I love science fiction; I don’t like science fantasy, and there’s a big difference,” Deakins says. “I like the futurism of science fiction and the idea that maybe this world could exist.”

“Ryan was my muse,” Villeneuve says. “He has the movie on his shoulders. He’s in almost every single frame. To see his smile in the morning — and when Ryan Gosling smiles, the camera melts — and his goodwill and strength just meant the world to me. I owe him a lot. This movie owes him a lot.”

Edward James Olmos, who played the mysterious Gaff in the first film, also reprises his role. Jared Leto co-stars as a character named Neander Wallace.

Blade Runner 2049 also stars Lennie James, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri and Dave Bautista.

Blade Runner 2049 will arrive in theaters on October 5.

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Robin Wright and tk

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
tk and Ryan Gosling


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