BLADE RUNNER 2049 Director Wants A New Standalone Movie
Well, it looks like Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve wants to revisit the world of Blade Runner – if the new movie was ‘unconnected’ from the first two.
Specifically, he tells Empire: “It’s such an inspiring place, the Blade Runner world. The problem is have is the word ‘sequel’. I think cinema needs original stories. But if you ask me if I’d like to revisit this universe in a different way, I can say yes. It would need to be a project on its own. Something disconnected from both other movies. A detective noir story set in the future… I wake up sometimes in the night dreaming about it.”
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Blade Runner 2049 is rated R for violence, some sexuality, nudity, and language and centers on a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department who unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years.
It stars Ryan Gosling as K, Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, Ana de Armas as Joi, Sylvia Hoeks as Luv, Robin Wright as Lt. Joshi, Mackenzie Davis as Mariette, Dave Bautista as Sapper Morton, Jared Leto as Niander Wallace, and Edward James Olmos as Gaff.
Blade Runner 2049 was directed by Denis Villeneuve from, a screenplay written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green from a story by Fancher based on characters from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. Andrew A. Kosove produced with Broderick Johnson, Bud Yorkin, and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin. Warner Bros. Pictures unleashed it back on October 6, 2017.