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‘Blade Runner 2049’: The Horror News Network Review & Analysis

Blade Runner 2049 is a breathtaking achievement which can remind even the bitterest critic of contemporary moviemaking that the big studios can still deliver artistic, emotional, and thought provoking material to cinemas. Between its expert handling of the source material, its downright gorgeous set design and cinematography, and its incredible performances, the film is a bona fide masterpiece which is more than worthy of the Blade Runner name.

Thirty-five years ago, Blade Runner was released in theaters after a rocky production period. The film didn’t exactly receive a warm reception, and there have since been multiple cuts of the film to more accurately reflect director Ridley Scott’s unadulterated, yet updated vision. However, throughout all of the cuts of the movie, fans and critics began to appreciate it more and more. Its aesthetic was decades ahead of its time, and its themes and motifs were simply beyond the scope of anything else available in the early 80s. It was beautiful, it was terrifying, it was haunting, and it was unforgettable. The movie has since achieved the kind of legendary status that few of its contemporaries currently enjoy; and creating a sequel after 35 years of nostalgia and canonization would be a daunting task for any director. read more

Edward James Olmos Joins Cast of The Predator

It’s been a good month for Edward James Olmos! First, he revealed that he is returning as the legendary Gaff in Blade Runner 2049. Now, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that he will play a military character in The Predator!

Olmos is the second big name to be added to the film since principal photograph began in Vancouver on February 20th. This announcement follows the addition of Chuck/Dexter star Yvonne Strahovski joining the cast earlier this month. The film was star-studded before either announcement. Shane Black (who played Hawkins in the original film) is back this time pulling double duty in the writer’s and the director’s seat; and the movie will feature such talent as Alfie Allen, Boyd Holbrook, Thomas Jane, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, and Jacob Tremblay. read more

Edward James Olmos to Return as Gaff in Blade Runner 2049

Harrison Ford won’t be the only original actor to return to the upcoming film, Blade Runner 2049. Edward James Olmos recently told The Trend Talk Show that he will reprise his iconic role as Gaff in the film! Here’s what he had to say:

“I signed a seven page non-disclosure contract. I did, my manager did, my agent did, everybody did. I couldn’t talk about it. I couldn’t talk about it to anybody about it. Guess what? This is the first time that I’m telling the whole world, that yes, I am going to be Gaff in Blade Runner 2049.” read more