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Harrison Ford to Return for ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Directed by Denis Villeneuve

“Prisoners” director Denis Villeneuve is in negotiations to direct Harrison Ford in the “Blade Runner” sequel for Alcon Entertainment.

The announcement was made on Thursday.

Written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, the “Blade Runner” sequel will take place several decades after the 1982 original.

Ford recently said the second installment’s script was the “best thing he’s ever read.” He will reprise his role as Rick Deckard in the film, which originally took place in a dystopian 2019 Los Angeles.

Further plot details are known.

Ridley Scott will produce the sci-fi thriller alongside Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

“We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on ‘Prisoners,'” Kosove and Johnson said in a joint statement. “Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most universally celebrated films of all time, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with this amazing, creative team.”

Villeneuve was Oscar nominated for directing “Incendies.” He most recently helmed Jake Gyllenhaal in “Enemy.”

His next film “Sicario” stars Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benecio Del Toro. It opens nationwide Sept. 18.

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  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    SONY PICTURES TO DISTRIBUTE “BLADE RUNNER” SEQUEL IN PH
    via press release

    Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute Alcon Entertainment’s follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece “Blade Runner” in all overseas territories (including the Philippines) in all media; with Warner Bros. Pictures distributing in North America and Canada through its output agreement with Alcon, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

    Denis Villeneuve is directing the film starring Ryan Gosling (“The Big Short”) and Harrison Ford (“Star Wars”) who is reprising his role as Rick Deckard. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Ridley Scott. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.

    Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to “Blade Runner” in 2011 from the late producer Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Johnson and Kosove. Bud Yorkin will receive producer credit.

    Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers. Ridley Scott will also executive produce.

    The film marks Villenueve’s third collaboration with 13-time Oscar nominee Roger Deakins, who will serve as cinematographer, following Alcon’s “Prisoners” and the hit drug-trafficking drama “Sicario,” which brought Deakins his latest Oscar nomination.

    Principal photography on Villenueve’s new “Blade Runner” film is scheduled to begin in July 2016.
    States Kosove and Johnson: “We are excited to work with Tom Rothman, Michael Lynton and then entire Sony team on this very special project as well as maintaining our important and long-standing relationship with our domestic partner Warner Bros. Pictures.”

    States Tom Rothman: “At Sony, we have made a strong commitment to the international marketplace. We know of few projects with greater international potential than the long dreamed of sequel to `Blade Runner,' especially given the all-star creative team Andrew and Broderick have assembled. We are deeply grateful to everyone at Alcon, Denis and Ridley for entrusting us with such a gift. Working on a `Blade Runner' film also fulfills a long-time personal ambition, as I deeply love and admire the original.”
    Among its many distinctions, “Blade Runner” has been singled out as one of the greatest movies of all time by innumerable polls and media outlets, and overwhelmingly as the greatest science-fiction film of all time by a majority of genre publications.

    Released in 1982 by Warner Bros. Pictures, “Blade Runner” was adapted by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples from Philip K. ****'s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and was directed by Ridley Scott, following his landmark film, “Alien.” The film was nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Visual Effects, and Best Art Direction) and is now regarded by media and cineastes as one of the greatest movies of all time and the defining vision of the cyberpunk genre.

    In 1993, “Blade Runner” was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1993 and is frequently taught in university courses. In 2007, it was named the 2nd most visually influential film of all time by the Visual Effects Society.

    The “Blade Runner” sequel will be distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
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    “BLADE RUNNER 2049” ANNOUNCEMENT TRAILER ARRIVES ONLINE
    via press release


    Columbia Pictures has just unleashed the announcement trailer for Blade Runner 2049, the highly awaited sequel to the classic Blade Runner.

    Check out the trailer and watch Blade Runner 2049 in Philippine cinemas in 2017.

    Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling star in the sequel which is directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, upcoming Arrival).

    Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

    The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. *****’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

    The film also stars Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian and Hiam Abbass.

    Blade Runner 2049 will be distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing Internation
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    mods,

    please merge this thread with an earlier Blade Runner 2049 thread. it did not have the official movie title but it refers to a Blade Runner sequel.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    THE STORY'S FAR FROM OVER IN “BLADE RUNNER 2049” TRAILER
    via press release

    The new trailer for Blade Runner 2049, the highly awaited sequel to the classic Blade Runner, has just been released by Columbia Pictures and may viewed below:

    Coming to Philippine cinemas this October, Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Academy Award-nominee Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival).

    Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

    The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. *****’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

    The film also stars Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian and Hiam Abbass.

    Blade Runner 2049 will be distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • Ahura MazdaAhura Mazda Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    Looks good! The cinematography is sf gorgeous!
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^ trailer looks promising. i should stop watching trailers. i might just get disappointed.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    THE HUNT IS ON IN NEW TRAILER OF “BLADE RUNNER 2049”
    via press release


    The past will always find you. Watch the new trailer for Blade Runner 2049, which has just been released by Columbia Pictures and may be viewed below:

    The highly awaited sequel to Ridley Scott's 1980S original classic, Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Academy Award-nominee Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival) and opens in Philippine cinemas on October 6, 2017,

    Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

    The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. *****’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

    The film also stars Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian and Hiam Abbass.

    Blade Runner 2049 will be distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • jayel85jayel85 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Will this be set in the same universe as Alien??
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    WATCH THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL TV SPOT FROM “BLADE RUNNER 2049”
    via press release

    Check out new footage of Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in the first international TV spot for Columbia Pictures' Blade Runner 2049 now

    The highly awaited sequel to Ridley Scott's 1980S original classic, Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Academy Award-nominee Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival) and opens in Philippine cinemas on Friday, October 6, 2017.

    Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

    The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. *****’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

    The film also stars Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian and Hiam Abbass.

    Blade Runner 2049 will be distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    GOSLING, FORD GET “BLADE RUNNER 2049” CHARACTER POSTERS
    via press release

    Columbia Pictures has unveiled the character posters of Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford for Blade Runner 2049.

    Check out the one-sheets below and watch Blade Runner 2049 in Philippine cinemas Friday, October 6, 2017.

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    The highly awaited sequel to Ridley Scott's 1980S original classic, Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Academy Award-nominee Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival) and opens

    Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

    The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. *****’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

    The film also stars Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian and Hiam Abbass.

    Blade Runner 2049 will be distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    “BLADE RUNNER 2049” RETURNS US TO ENTHRALLING, DYSTOPIAN FUTURE
    via press release

    Thirty-five years ago, the groundbreaking futuristic film Blade Runner hit theatre screens for the first time. Directed by the legendary Ridley Scott and based on the Philip K. **** novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the movie thrust audiences into a dystopian future unlike anything they had ever experienced.

    Back then, no one could have imagined how Blade Runner would go on to reverberate through modern culture, pioneering what became an entirely new genre: neo-noir cyberpunk. Today, Scott’s visionary masterpiece is heralded as one of the best and most important motion pictures of all time, but its impact has gone beyond filmdom, to television, music, art, fashion, and even university courses.

    Now, after more than three decades, Columbia Pictures' Blade Runner 2049 returns us to the world that has enthralled generations of fans in a film that is at once a long-awaited follow-up and a much-anticipated standalone moviegoing experience.

    Director Denis Villeneuve, who counts himself among the original film’s devotees, says, “I vividly remember seeing Blade Runner for the first time and being stunned by what I think is amongst the most powerful openings in the history of cinema—flying over the Los Angeles of 2019, and seeing that landscape of oil factories. Ridley Scott presented such a strong image of what could be our future that was at the same time so seductive and so frightening.

    “Aesthetically, Blade Runner was a revolution,” he continues, “blending two genres that, at first glance, don’t go together—science fiction and film noir. It was something never seen before, and it deeply influenced me. It was part of my film education even before I knew I would become a filmmaker.”

    Ridley Scott says that even, with all of its difficulties, he could never have predicted how iconic one of his earliest major features would come to be. “You don’t think about that when you’re in the midst of it,” he comments, “but I knew for sure we had made something really special.”

    In the time since, however, it became apparent that Scott’s film had predicted a range of societal concerns that have grown ever-more prevalent. And with our planet now on the cusp of when Blade Runner was set, it seems more revelatory, and more relevant, than ever—foreshadowing issues of urban decay, climate change, genetic engineering, overpopulation, the divides of social and economic strata and more.

    Producer Andrew A. Kosove agrees. “‘Blade Runner’ was ahead of its time in so many ways. With its thought-provoking narrative and signature visual design—which Ridley Scott brilliantly conceived—the movie permeated our culture and changed our perceptions about the role of technology and about our future. I think that’s why it is so revered.”

    Opening in Philippine cinemas Friday, October 06, Blade Runner 2049 is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    DAVE BAUTISTA'S GENTLE GIANT QUALITY CLINCHES “BLADE RUNNER 2049” ROLE
    via press release

    Filipino-American actor Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy series, Spectre) stars opposite Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford as a protein farmer named Sapper Morton in Columbia Pictures' futuristic action-thriller Blade Runner 2049.

    Watch the featurette Blade Runner 2048: Nowhere to Run that revolves around Sapper Morton, exploring his backstory before the events of Blade Runner 2049


    The highly awaited sequel to Ridley Scott's 1980s original classic, Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Academy Award-nominee Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival).

    Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

    Bautista has always been the frontrunner for the Sapper Morton role, according to Villenueve. “Dave was one of the first names that came up,” says Villenueve, “because he’s such a charismatic and strong presence. I needed someone that would be like a giant, but a gentle giant that can be also a scary giant. I needed someone that, when you see him at first, you have empathy for him.”

    The pro-wrestler turned actor is also forthcoming on his experience of working with Villeneuve. “It was amazing,” says Bautista. “He’s a very insightful person. He’s very particular about every little detail of performance, which was really great, and really interesting, because a lot of things that I was seeing as my character performance, he wasn’t seeing at all. He was envisioning it completely different. He makes it very clear to understand what it is he’s looking for. A lot of times, he’ll just demonstrate. He wanted me to walk a certain way, he wanted me to take my glasses off a certain way, and he would literally come over an demonstrate it: ‘Do this and do that.’ But it was incredible. He’s really got such a detailed eye, it was really amazing to see hims work.”

    Dave Bautista recently starred as Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy, appearing opposite Chris Pratt, Benicio Del Toro, Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana. The film follows an unlikely cast of characters including an American pilot and a group of futuristic ex-cons going on the run with a highly coveted object and must join forces to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiered May 5, 2017, adding Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone to the cast, and recently crossed $860 million at the box office. The Guardians have joined the cast of the Avengers, just wrapping Avengers: Infinity War, and just this month, Bautista began the fourth installation of the Avengers franchise.

    Opening in Philippine cinemas and IMAX on Friday, October 6, Blade Runner 2049 is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    RYAN GOSLING UNCOVERS EARTH-SHAKING MYSTERY IN “BLADE RUNNER 2049”
    via press release

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    In Columbia Pictures' futuristic action-thriller Blade Runner 2049, Academy Award-nominee Ryan Gosling stars as LAPD Officer K who is sent on an assignment that could have far-reaching consequences—calling into doubt the divide between people and replicants, between humanity and technology, which could lead to anarchy or even war.

    The highly awaited sequel to Ridley Scott's 1980s original classic, Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Oscar-nominee Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival).

    Gosling remarks, “The original film is haunting; it’s hard to shake. It asks you to look at your idea of what it means to be human, and it makes you weigh your ability to recognize the hero from the villain. It’s a nightmarish vision of the future that’s somehow grounded and feels possible, and yet it’s presented in this romantic, dreamlike way that sticks with you. Time has proven its specialness.”

    Gosling says his interest in the project was piqued upon learning something was in the works. “When I heard that Ridley was considering continuing the narrative, I was already invested; I already wanted to know what happened next. And then, given the chance to enter that world and help tell that story…it just felt like an amazing opportunity.”

    The actor goes on to relate that the world in which we find his character “has become a much tougher and more isolated place than the one we left 30 years ago. As a result, the blade runner profession has become more complicated. When we first meet K, he is deep in the throes of that isolation and those complications.

    “In the beginning of the film,” Gosling continues, “it’s a day like any other: K has been sent to ‘retire’ an old-model replicant. But in the process, he unintentionally unearths a mystery that ultimately makes him question everything he thought he knew.”

    Villeneuve observes, “K has a very hard life and is a very lonely character. He has the worst job on Earth, but, unexpectedly, out of his latest assignment, comes a dream…a desire so strong that it will blind him. And I thought that was quite a beautiful arc.

    “When I read the screenplay,” the director adds, “Ryan Gosling had already been suggested for the role of K, and I said yes immediately. There could be no one else. He is an actor who can express a world of emotion just moving an eyebrow. I needed an actor of extreme intelligence and the kind of strength to go through the darkness. Ryan’s passion and his relentless efforts in making sure we nailed every scene deeply moved me because I felt it was as important to him as it was to me to make a great movie together.”

    The chorus of voices suggesting Gosling for K also included the actor who starred in Blade Runner: Harrison Ford. “I thought K would be a good part for Ryan and was very enthusiastic about proposing that to the producers. And they said, ‘Oh yeah, that’s what we were thinking, too,’ so I was very happy about that. I very much enjoyed working with Ryan in the film. He brings an originality to everything he does and an intelligence, but you don’t see the wheels turning. He inhabits a character rather than struggles to create it.”

    Opening in Philippine cinemas and IMAX on Friday, October 6, Blade Runner 2049 is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    JARED LETO DEVASTATES YOU BLIND IN “BLADE RUNNER 2049”
    via press release

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    Coming off a provocative performance as The Joker in last year’s blockbuster Suicide Squad, Oscar-winner Jared Leto now portrays the enigmatic Niander Wallace, whose soft-spoken manner thinly veils his ruthless ambition, in Columbia Pictures' futuristic action-thriller Blade Runner 2049.

    The highly awaited sequel to Ridley Scott's 1980s original classic, Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Academy Award-nominee Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival).

    Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

    Niander Wallace’s obsessive quest to create the perfect replicant—totally compliant and unquestioning of human authority—resulted in the creation of the latest model, the Nexus 9. Wallace see replicants as necessary for the survival of humanity…but he can only make so many. Years before, his breakthroughs in genetically modified foods had brought the planet back from the brink of irrevocable global famine. Trading on that debt, he was able to barter for the end of the replicant prohibition and, in the process, gain incalculable wealth…and untold power.

    Cast in the role of Wallace, Jared Leto remarks, “I maybe have a different perspective on Niander Wallace than others would. He is the guy who saved the world from starvation, so I don’t think his ego is too far out of control for someone who literally saved the planet. He is someone who willed himself to power through really hard work and rigorous study. Wallace is a genius and he’s also a bit of a madman, which he’d have to be. He’s so fascinating and complex. It was a really seductive role.”

    Leto reveals that his connection to the “Blade Runner” universe goes back to “when I was very young and saw it on VHS. There are films that come along and, for one reason or another, strike a chord. They affect you in some way and change how you see the world. ‘Blade Runner’ was a film that had a big impact on me and has always stuck with me. There was something about it that spoke to me as a kid that I couldn’t let go of. So it’s always had a special place in my heart and it’s something I’ve looked to for inspiration over the years.”

    “Niander Wallace is a tough part to play because you have to deal with a lot of difficult dialogue. It required an actor who could embrace those speeches and bring them to life with a strength and poetry. And what can I say? I chose a rock star and he just blew us away,” states Villeneuve, who adds that he appreciated Leto’s total immersion in every facet of the role. “I had heard how Jared embodies his character and I wondered what he would do about Wallace, with regard to him being blind. He came in and he was blind…he acted blind.”

    In researching that aspect of his role, Leto spent time with people who were visually impaired, observing things like how they navigate a specific space or interact in conversation. “I could feel that Jared was someone who was deeply passionate and very serious about what he was doing,” says Villeneuve. “He was 100 percent committed.”

    Correspondingly, Leto had nothing but praise for Villeneuve, commenting, “Denis is a rare artist. What I love about him is that he’s eternally fascinated and enthusiastic and curious by nature. He’s completely in the moment with the actors and there’s a sense of discovery and excitement around him that’s very compelling. I found him to be just an incredible director and I’m truly thankful that I had the chance to do this film with him.”

    Opening in Philippine cinemas and IMAX on Friday, October 6, Blade Runner 2049 is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    HARRISON FORD REVISITS RICK DECKARD ROLE IN “BLADE RUNNER 2049”
    via press release

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    Harrison Ford, who turned Blade Runner’s Rick Deckard into one of his most indelible onscreen portraits now reprises the role in Columbia Pictures' futuristic action-thriller Blade Runner 2049.

    The highly awaited follow-up to Ridley Scott's 1980s original classic, Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Academy Award-nominee Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival).

    Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

    Producer Ridley Scott recalls that when he initially contacted Ford about returning to the role of Deckard, “I think he might have been a little skeptical. Then I sent him the script and he said, ‘Ridley, this is wonderful. Correction: this is the best script I’ve ever read.’”

    In addition to loving the script, Ford says, “It’s kind of fun to play a character 30 years later. In a way, I’m used to trying on old clothes,” he smiles, “and happily they still fit, so I didn’t have any apprehensions about playing Deckard again.”

    “It was not possible to make a ‘Blade Runner’ follow-up without Harrison Ford, of course,” states Villeneuve. “For me, it was a huge privilege to work with him because he is someone who is linked with the birth of my love for cinema; I was raised on his movies. First, I had to get rid of the nerves of meeting one of my childhood heroes, but he broke the ice very quickly by being one of the most warm, charming, generous and humble artists I’ve ever met. And directing him, for me, was like going back to film school because he has so much experience and gives so much thought to the acting process in a way I very rarely encounter. We had the most beautiful discussions about how to approach this character he hasn’t seen in so many years.”

    Within the story, no one has seen Deckard in 30 years. Ford says, “Deckard has gone through tragic events since the last film. But he was also charged with the protection of certain secrets he had and felt morally obligated to protect those secrets, so he made himself absent. He knew he was being hunted, so he went into hiding in a place no one would expect him to go. A dangerous place. And he’s been living a very lonely, singular life.”

    However, Gosling offers, “Deckard is a significant person of interest in the case my character is trying to solve. K sets out to find him, seeking to get answers to questions that have become very personal to him.”

    “K tracks Deckard down,” says Ford. “What transpires between the two of them is extremely compelling. It’s a very brave storyline. What I like most is the emotional context, which I think is very valuable.”

    Gosling beams with praises for his co-star, noting, “Harrison is a great filmmaker. There is a reason the majority of his films have become iconic and why so many of them are revisited time after time. He is the constant in all of those equations. There are many ways to play any given scene, but when you work with Harrison, you realize there’s only one great way. And he’s already figured it out before anyone else.”

    Opening in Philippine cinemas and IMAX on Friday, October 6, Blade Runner 2049 is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
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    AS JOI, ANA DE ARMAS EMBODIES LOVE IN “BLADE RUNNER 2049”
    via press release


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    A Cuban-born actress who has become one of Spain’s and America’s rising stars, Ana de Armas (War Dogs, Knock Knock) appears opposite Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Columbia Pictures' futuristic action-thriller Blade Runner 2049.

    The highly awaited follow-up to Ridley Scott's 1980s original classic, Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Academy Award-nominee Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival).

    Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

    The woman at K’s side is Joi, with whom he has more than a romantic relationship. She is his friend, his confidante and his only real support system. Ana de Armas, who plays the role, offers, “Joi is smart, funny and intuitive, especially where K is concerned. She is also undeniably sexy but she is much more than what you see on the surface. She is actually quite complex.”

    De Armas enjoyed developing the role with Villeneuve, noting, “It was interesting to explore my character with him. Her existence in itself was a huge starting point for me, and I had so many questions in my head: Who is she? What is she feeling? What are the rules we have to follow to build on that from one scene to the next? Denis gave me so much freedom to discover all of those things and more as the movie progressed.”

    “I know Ana has done movies before, but it is rare as a director to have the impression you are witnessing an actress becoming a star,” says Villeneuve. “She has all the qualities—the energy, the emotion, the power and the skills—to capture the very difficult character that is Joi.”

    As the stunning developments in K’s investigation take him down an increasingly perilous path, Joi is the only one he knows he can trust completely, and she, in turn, gently guides and encourages him, giving him a perspective no one else could offer.

    Opening in Philippine cinemas and IMAX on Friday, October 6, Blade Runner 2049 is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • kidrenderkidrender PEx Rookie ⭐
    The movie blew my expectations away! Beautiful cinematography and music! :)
  • kidrenderkidrender PEx Rookie ⭐
    I'm just really hyped about this movie. :lol:
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