'Blade Runner 2049': Theatrical Release Is The Director's Cut

Lawrence Kim
September 26, 2017

While this is a decent opening weekend, the sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 Blade Runner will need to have steady legs to justify its $185 million budget, which has pushed the Blade Runner sequel to become one of the most expensive R-rated independent features ever made.

According to Daily Mail, Villenueve has already spoken to Craig and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G, Wilson about helming the movie; Craig himself has singled out Villenueve to be his choice to direct. A lot of names have come up on the list to direct, but Craig himself has said that he wants Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival director Denis Villenueve to helm the movie.

"When I cut something out, it's because it's dead after that". I never put [out] extended versions or additional footage. He's been creating all these seminal movie experiences for all of us. I don't believe in it, apart from Touch of Evil. I don't do that.

They even used a DSLR to film this scene (I'm sure Roger Deakins, the DP, has a very good reason to do that).

He added that he prefers the original version of Blade Runner, as well as the 2007 "Final Cut". Jared Leto, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robert Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista, and Lennie James co-star. He embarks on a quest to find long-lost blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who might have an important piece of the puzzle.

Here's a synopsis: 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.

Blade Runner 2049 is set to hit theaters on October 6, 2017.

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