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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

Denis Villeneuve Says David Bowie was First Choice to Play ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Antagonist

David Bowie was more than a musician. In addition to his unbelievable body of musical work spanning six decades, fans also know him for his incredible acting performances in films like Labyrinth and The Prestige. Unfortunately, it seems that every couple of weeks we are learning that his untimely death prevented him from appearing in more films. We learned in May that director James Gunn wanted to cast Bowie as one of the original guardians in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. Now, Indie Wire reports that director Denis Villeneuve originally wanted Bowie to play the role of the villain in Blade Runner 2049! read more

Warner Bros. Unveils Official Poster Art for ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Excitement for Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming Blade Runner 2049 is hitting a fever pitch as we approach its debut in theaters on October 6th. We here at Horror News Network have been enthusiastically covering the film since its explosive teaser trailer hit the web nearly a year ago. And, now, as we wind down the final weeks to the movie’s premiere, fans will start to see official poster art at the local cinema!

Warner Bros. have begun shipping the official double-sided posters for Blade Runner 2049 to theaters across the country. The minimalist design features the film’s main characters- Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, and Jared Leto- against the color-coded dichotomy of the franchise’s signature scenery. The orange lettering is a first for the series, and the greenish blues conjure up reminders of the promotional materials for 2010’s Tron: Legacy. You can view the entire poster art below: read more

WB Releases New Trailer for Blade Runner 2049

Warner Brothers Pictures just released the second official trailer for the much-anticipated sequel Blade Runner 2049, and it’s everything we were hoping it would be.  Set thirty years after the events of 1982’s sci-fi smash Blade Runner, this film will bring back veteran Harrison Ford as detective Rick Deckard, who’s been missing since the first film.  Ryan Gosling will play Officer K, assigned to locate Deckard and stop the world from descending into turmoil and anarchy.  The sequel will be directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), who will be taking over the chair from Ridley Scott (given an Executive Producer credit on this one.) read more

Warner Bros. Releases New ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Featurette

Blade Runner 2049, the highly anticipated sequel to the 1982 Ridley Scott masterpiece is right around the corner! It launches in theaters on October 6th, 2017, but you can watch a brand new making-of featurette, courtesy of Warner Bros. Studios, today.

Entitled “Time to Live,” (a play on Roy Batty’s and Leon Kowalski’s famous line, “Time to die!” from the original film) the clip shines some light on the creative process of Scott, director Denis Villeneuve, and actors Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. In the video, art director Paul Inglis has this to say about the nostalgic-yet-original look of the new movie: read more

Pilot Kurt Russell Reveals that He Witnessed and Reported the Phoenix Lights UFO Sighting

Kurt Russell may only be playing an intergalactic alien in this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2; but in real life, the truth is stranger than fiction! In a new BBC interview, Russell reveals that he experienced the infamous 1997 Phoenix Lights mass UFO sighting while piloting a small plane. He states that he was the civilian pilot who first reported the incident from the skies. Here’s what he had to say on the subject:

“I was flying [his son Oliver] to go see his girlfriend, and we were on approach. I saw six lights over the airport in absolute uniform in a V shape. Oliver said to me — I was just looking at him, I was coming in, we’re maybe a half a mile out — and Oliver said, ‘Pa, what are those lights?’ read more

Incredible New Trailer Released for Blade Runner 2049

Warner Bros. Pictures have just released an amazing new trailer for Blade Runner 2049 which perfectly captures the world of the original 1982 film. Between the sets, the characters, and the music, fans will feel right at home with this exciting piece of promotional material. Watch it below right now!

Anything you could ask for in a Blade Runner sequel is all there, ladies and gentlemen! Ryan Gosling’s scenes prove he was born to be the protagonist of a contemporary version of this franchise. Ana de Armas and Dave Bautista look fresh and unique while calling back subtle hints of Pris and Leon, respectively. And better yet, the desert sequences and the animals of the film show that 2049 might explore more of the major motifs and themes of Philip K. Dick’s source novel! 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

Check Out the New Trailer for Blade Runner 2049

Warner Bros. Pictures have unveiled the first trailer for the hotly anticipated Blade Runner 2049. A direct sequel to the Ridley Scott masterpiece, Blade Runner, the film will star Ryan Gosling with Harrison Ford returning to the iconic role of Rick Deckard.

Based on the novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick, Blade Runner is one of the most original and iconic R-rated films ever to explore the complexities of a not-so-distant dystopian future. Hauntingly beautiful, and sometimes utterly horrific, the film influenced many science fiction and horror stories that have come since. read more

Robin Wright Signing on to ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

Robin Wright (House of Cards) is in the final negotiations of joining the ‘Blade Runner’ sequel, which will star Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.  There are no details about her role yet. It will be directed by Denis Villeneuve for  Alcon Entertainment.   The story is set to pick up several decades after the end of the original 1982 film directed by Ridley Scott.   It is set to open January 12, 2018. Warner Bros. has US rights, while Sony has overseas rights.

Source: Deadline