In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s iconic Blade Runner film, which takes place this Sunday, here we get a look at nearly four minutes of footage, in addition to behind-the-scenes edits, from the upcoming installment, Blade Runner 2049.
Pitting Ryan Gosling alongside Harrison Ford, here we find Gosling’s character, Officer K, making his way through an empty casino while Frank Sinatra’s “One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)” plays in the background.
“I think it’s kind of fun to play a character 30 years later,” Ford commented in regards to reprising his role as Rick Deckard. “The story, the themes, the stunning visual environments — it was a pleasure to get back in the world of Blade Runner again.”
The picture was filmed last year in Hungary, as director Denis Villeneuve had the help of production designer Dennis Gassner, art director Paul Ingler and cinematographer Roger Deakins.
“Roger is a master storyteller. You realize once you are in one of his shots, half your work has already been done,” Gosling insisted.
Still, however, the overall plot of Blade Runner 2049 has really yet to be hinted.
“I’ve never felt so much pressure on my shoulders thinking Ridley Scott will see this movie,” says Villeneuve, while Scott, acting as executive producer on movie, simply comments, “It’s good to be home.”
Blade Runner 2049 is due in theaters October 6.
- Source: Entertainment Weekly