Some concept art for the Blade Runner sequel has been released, revealing that the look of the original classic is being more or less replicated. Interviewed by Entertainment Weekly, director Denis Villeneuve said he intially didn’t wish to make a sequel to one of his favourite movies, a film which he says made him want to become a film director, but then he had coffee with Hampton Hampton Fancher, the writer partly responsible for turning Philip K. Dick’s 1968’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into the Blade Runner screenplay.
“He told me that Blade Runner was a dream. We just have to dream again and not worry too much about logic. That removed so much pressure and gave me the key to move forward.”
Plot details, written by Fancher and Michael Green, are being closely guarded, but the director confirms that events take place several decades after the original:
The setting is once again a future Los Angeles, albeit one that spreads over much of the West Coast. The climate has gone berserk – the ocean, the rain, the snow is all toxic”.
“It’s a great team and spirits are very high. Failure is not an option.”
The Blade Runner sequel starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling is set arrive in cinemas on Oct. 6, 2017. With the brilliant Villeneuve at the helm, I can’t wait!