Blade Runner 2049
2017
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Blade Runner 2049

'Blade Runner 2049' trivia and fun facts

Release

This sequel is set to be released on October 6, 2017, just ten years and one day after the Final Cut version of the first film premiered in Los Angeles.

Yes or not?

Ever since 'Blade Runner' (1982) hit theaters, there has been a divide among its fans about whether or not Harrison Ford's Rick Deckard is a human or a replicant. It's a question that the film leaves up to the viewer, though director Ridley Scott, Ford, and everyone else has chimed in with their own thoughts on the subject. With the sequel, there will certainly be more fuel on the fire of Deckard's true identity. Denis Villeneuve did go on to say that the mystery will be something they address in the film and that re-contextualizing the original film with any answers they present in the sequel is a concern of his: "The thing I must say is that I love mystery. I love shadows. I love doubts. I would just want to say to the fans that we will take care of that mystery. I will take care of it."

Bar here and there

In the trailer at 0:48, when K having a walk, the signboard on his right reads, "BAR", which is written in Hindi.

Millenials

Actors Barkhad Abdi, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri and David Dastmalchian weren't born when the first film was released.

With Gosling in mind

The role of new Blade Runner Officer K was written specifically with Ryan Gosling in mind. He was the only choice for director Denis Villeneuve.

Scott on board

Executive produced by Ridley Scott (director of the original 'Blade Runner' film).

Jared Leto is too fast

Jared Leto traveled to Budapest, Hungary in September 2016 to film his scenes and was wrapped in just under two weeks.

Villeneuve's risk

Denis Villeneuve noted that he's fully aware of the immense pressure he's under, and how hardcore fans of the original view the prospect of a new film: "I know that every single fan will walk into the theater with a baseball bat. I'm aware of that and I respect that, and it's okay with me because it's art. Art is risk, and I have to take risks. It's gonna be the biggest risk of my life but I'm okay with that. For me it's very exciting... It's just so inspiring, I'm so inspired. I've been dreaming to do sci-fi since I was 10 years old, and I said 'no' to a lot of sequels. I couldn't say 'no' to 'Blade Runner 2049' (2017). I love it too much, so I said, 'Alright, I will do it and give everything I have to make it great.'"

Harrison is back

Harrison Ford will take the role replicant hunter Rick Deckard, as in the original 1982 film.

Two important industries together

The first joint-venture between Warner Bros. and Columbia Pictures since 'Something's Gotta Give' (2003).

Relation between Villeneuve and Hord

Initially, Denis Villeneuve was against the concept of a sequel to 'Blade Runner' (1982), as he felt it could violate the original. But after reading the script, which he and Harrison Ford have described as "one of the best" they have ever read, he committed to the project, stating that Ford was already involved at that point: "To be very honest with you, Harrison was part of the project before I arrived. He was attached to it right from the start with Ridley [Scott]. I met him and he's honestly one of the nicest human beings I've met and is one of my favorite actors of all time, so for me it's a lot of pleasure."

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