Time for some new Blade Runner 2049 news. First we have a new cover for the issue of Empire featuring out two leads.
We’ve already seen the other Empire cover and this is one is a little less artistic and bit more standard.
Over at Entertainment Weekly we some new images and some new comments from star Ryan Gosling.
“Here’s a perfect example of working on this film,” says star Ryan 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.”
Director Denis Villeneuve said that there wasn’t any other way to approach this movie.
“It’s not the amount of time [on screen] but the impact of the moment,” he says. Every background player, even if seen only briefly, mattered. “This film had the longest and toughest casting I’ve ever done,” the director says. “Each extra had to be chosen specifically for their look—we had to get the right faces to bring the right atmosphere to the right scene. Everything — the sets, the lights, the props, the vehicles — they are all saying something about our future.”
The super secret movie, which takes place 30 years after the original, depicts a planet Earth that is falling apart.
“The climate has gone berserk and the ecosystem has collapsed and the ocean has risen,” Villeneuve says. “There are a lot of refugees trying to survive on the West Coast.”
This also means that while some of the visuals from the original remain the color palette for the world overall is more golden rather than blue and pink.
“The presence of the winter brings more charcoal and there’s sparks of color,” says Villeneuve. “The yellow is something I can’t talk about, but…it’s a very important color.”
Symbolism is the reason people are still debating Blade Runner to this day and Villeneuve appears to be keeping that tradition alive and well in the sequel.
Summary: 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.
Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve, stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, and Jared Leto. It will be released on October 6, 2017.