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Denis Villeneuve: I felt intimidated making Blade Runner 2049

Denis Villeneuve: I felt intimidated making Blade Runner 2049

HOLCOMB: "The first Blade Runner is showing at Cinerama in Seattle the week leading up to this (release.) So many people are thrilled to see them back to back".

The thing about Blade Runner 2049 is that a lot of the movie is hidden because they want the audience to experience the magic of the film. He acquired what was left of the Tyrell Corporation, which made the old replicants, created an updated line of them and saw the prohibition against the replicants lifted in 2036. Scott is a producer this time around, but he had his hands in the film's development, along with "Blade Runner" scribe Hampton Fancher (who co-writes here with Michael Green). Maybe "Blade Runner" wore its complexities on its sleeve, too. The two laughed their way through the interview while talking about their upcoming film Blade Runner 2049. It also leads him to a certain former Blade Runner named Rick Deckerd (Harrison Ford), who might hold the answers for everybody involved.

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Hiam Abbass, Sean Young.

The ever-reliable Gosling ("La La Land", "Blue Valentine") is, as you'd expect, quite good here.

"He's a really terrific actor whose work I have admired for quite some time", Ford also said of his costar. "This one was more civilized, just slightly more civilized". He's done this especially with last year's Arrival.

Ridley Scott's 1982 neo-noir original extracted the frightful premise of Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" - the horror of not knowing if you're real or not - and overlaid it on a mesmerizing sci-fi void. That sentiment is not far removed from most reviews; many are calling the film a "perfect" sequel. "I feel like that's what we were all striving for towards the beginning of the process". I'll save my analysis of that for a spoiler-y post next week, but it's safe to say that 2049 is simultaneously a compelling sequel to the original Blade Runner, a worthwhile standalone sci-fi/mystery blockbuster, and a reintroduction to the dystopian Blade Runner universe that whets the appetite for more.

"Additionally, cinematographer Roger Deakins is being singled out for praise, and while he's never won the Oscar despite being nominated 13 times, perhaps this will finally be his year", Goldberg wrote.

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