After Blade Runner 2049, which sci-fi cult classics also deserve a sequel?

04 October, 2017, 00:31 | Author: Rita Burton
  • Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford

This stylish and science fiction think piece will surely polarize certain audience members, but all that discussion and varying opinions after viewing is what made the original a cult classic and the same scenario will probably play out again with Blade Runner 2049.

The long-awaited sequel to director Ridley Scott's touchstone 1982 science-fiction film Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049 serves as both a continuation of Scott's original movie and an expansion of the themes and mythology first established in author Philip K. Dick's landmark 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Blade Runner 2049's world premiere has been scaled back following a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. So perhaps the price of Gosling being decked in the face by an unsuspecting Ford is worth it for the art of the film. He is tasked with finding Deckard (Ford) for answers. Somehow, thanks to Deakins and his artful eye, this film is more Blade Runner than even Blade Runner.

So that's the kind of greatness director Denis Villeneuve ("Sicario", "Arrival") was up against when he signed on to make a sequel to "Blade Runner".

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While the first "Blade Runner" explores LA with mostly night shots and a handful of wide exteriors, Villeneuve (who previously worked with the legendary DP on "Prisoners" and "Sicario") has Deakins go insane in "2049".

Asked by the Associated Press what it took to get him to star in a new Blade Runner film he said, "A really good script and then they followed it with bags of money, what would you imagine?"

What was it like working with Roger Deakins?

Joshi (Robin Wright): A lieutenant with the LAPD and K's boss, who believes that Deckard holds the key to something that could change the world. The film also stars Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, and Mackenzie Davis. Honestly, there wasn't much more he could do in this movie. And yet Deakins, who is considered one of our greatest living cinematographers and among the best to ever have done it, has never actually won the Oscar that he's been nominated for so many times.

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