In the 1982 Ridley Scott classic Blade Runner, the audience saw haze-filled, wet Los Angeles where the sun hardly ever shines. The year of this dystopian future was 2019.
In Denis Villeneuve’s still-untitled sequel, said to be set several decades after the original, the world has become worse – judging by the newly-released concept art for the film.
Villeneuve told Entertainment Weekly that “the climate has gone berserk – the ocean, the rain, the snow is all toxic”.
Harrison Ford reprises his role as Rick Deckard, with Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Ana De Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi and Dave Bautista making up the new cast members.
Scott serves as executive producer, and Roger Deakins is the director of photography. Deakins and Villeneuve worked together on the excellent 2015 feature Sicario.
There are no plot details available at this time. But make what you will of this quote from Villeneuve provided by Sony Pictures: “I’ve always been attracted to science fiction films with strong visual signatures that lead us into unique parallel worlds and the original Blade Runner is by far the best of all time. Ridley Scott had the genius to blend science fiction and film noir to create this unique exploration of (the) human condition. The new Blade Runner is an extension of the first movie a few decades later.”
He also told EW: “Failure is not an option.” The movie is tentatively scheduled to open in Malaysia on Oct 5, 2017.