Blade Runner 2049 Featurette Explores Practical Effects

Go behind the scenes of Denis Villeneuve's sequel which reimagines the sci-fi classic 30 years later!

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Blade Runner 2049 Featurette Explores Sequel

This featurette gives fans a look at the beautiful sets and miniatures built for the film. Creating practical sets instead of using green screens for CGI backgrounds makes the movie feel so much more real. You can tell from the footage in the clip that master artists and designers are hard at work on the making of this movie. It's rare that a 35 year-old movie gets a sequel, especially one that didn't do well in theaters, but it's even more rare that a studio would give a cult movie sequel such a large budget. It's happened befroe with Disney's Tron, and  few others but their success is hit or miss. The original Blade Runner was directed by Ridley Scott, based a script by Hampton Fancher, and starred Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, and Edward James Olmos. The movie grossed only $33 million on a $28 million budget, and received mixed critical an audience reactions initially. Over the years, however, it was eventually hailed as the sci-fi masterpiece it is and consistently tops best science-fiction film lists. Now the sequel will be helmed by up-and-coming director Dennis Villenueve who helmed recent Oscar-nominated movies like Sicario and Arrival, with Fancher returning to pen the script, and an all-star cast including Ryan Gosling, Dave Bautstia, and Jared Leto. So, while it's always difficult to return to a beloved film decades later, this one's in more than capable hands. 

Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Dennis Villenueve, written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de armis, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, and Edward James Olmos. Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos, and his discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. The film will be officially released into theaters on October 6.

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