Blade Runner 2049 is a neo-noir sci-fi film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Ridley Scott, the original director of the first film, served as executive producer for this film. It is a sequel to the 1982 film, Blade Runner and stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, and Ana de Armas. Harrison Ford and Edward James Olmos reprise their roles from the original film. The film's story takes place 30 years after the events of the first film and follows Gosling who plays an agent named "K". K is a young Nexus-9 replicant blade runner who uncovers a secret that has long been buried in time. This secret threatens to destabilize society and change the course of civilization. This leads him down a path to track down a former blade runner. The blade runner in question is none other than Rick Deckard, who has been missing for 30 years since the events of the first film concluded.
The film premiered on Los Angeles on October 3, 2017, and in the US on October 6, 2017. The film received high praise across the board from the cast performances to the direction and faithfulness to the original film. Just like any other film worth its hype and popularity, fun facts about it are plenty. This film, in particular, had some very interesting and funny ones. If you're curious about them, check out some of the best facts about blade runner 2049 that you probably didn't know about in our list below.
Harrison Ford was not supposed to return for the new film but we're glad he did. He made quite an "impact" on the film, especially on fellow co-star, Ryan Gosling. During one of their fight scenes, things got too physical when Ford's accidentally connected with Gosling's face. The image pretty much sums up the whole incident quite nicely.
It's one thing to land a role in a big Hollywood film that would help boost your career. It's another to land one in a film franchise that you yourself are a big fan of. That is exactly what happened to actress Mackenzie Davis who played Mariette, a member of the replicant freedom movement in the film. Many have pointed out that she resembles a young Daryl Hannah, who played replicant Pris in the original film. In fact, the Canadian actress admitted to frequently cosplaying as Pris growing up. Talk about a dream come true.
The movie's main antagonist is Niander Wallace, a ruthless CEO fueled by his ambitions. From the get-go, director Denis Villenueve was adamant on David Bowie to play this role. He stated that the actor/pop icon embodied the "rock start" qualities that he was looking for in the character. Bowie had tragically passed away in 2016 before Villenueve could approach him to offer the role.
Despite the film's less than stellar box office performance, it was highly praised by critics across most aspects. It was even nominated for various awards at the 90th Academy Awards and the 71st British Academy Film Awards. In an interview in 2018, Ridley Scott has stated that he had been developing another Blade Runner story and that he would keeping making movies for it as long as audiences as interested.
Jared Leto ended up with the role of Niander Wallace for his similar " rock star" qualities that Villenueve was looking for. It's no secret that the Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman and actor was quite the method actor. To prepare for this role, he wore special opaque contact lenses that rendered him basically blind as was required for the role. He also worked with the Junior Blind of America to get into the role better.
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