Blade Runner 2: Expect A Modern Neo-Noir Tale Told With Panache and Grace

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Blade Runner 2: The original Blade Runner was a cult classic that garners eyeballs to this day. Harrison Ford, riding high on the success of Star Wars, starred in the original beside the likes of Rutger Hauer and Sean Young. Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel to the original film and is commonly referred to as Blade Runner 2. The original film was set in the year 2019 and the nomenclature of the new film is obvious in the grander scheme of things. The film brings back Harrison Ford and stars established actors like Robin Wright, Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto. The film also stars the flavour of the season, Dave Bautista.

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Blade Runner 2: Plot Synopsis

The official tagline released by producer Warner Brothers reads,”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.” Two things immediately stand out in the Blade Runner 2 synopsis: the neo-noirnature of the original film will continue as the film is set in the future. We expect extremely stylish cinematography with rich artistic feel to the finished movie. The second is the meeting of generations: Rick Deckard became a household name in 1982 and this continues to this day. Ryan Gosling will be the second piece of the puzzle. Notice the absence of a proper name. This indicates the continued lawless nature of Los Angeles in the future. The LAPD will remain a nest of vipers. Deckard’s return will spark the beginning of the revolution. Jared Leto is riding on the success of his ‘Joker’ from 2016’s Suicide Squad. Leto is an unusually gifted performer and although his role has not been listed as yet, we expect a tricky performance handled with panache. Robin Wright is a powerhouse performer as well and will probably portray an older character, possibly Ricard’s companion, in keeping with her real life image and age. Dave Bautista was appreciated for his performance in 2014’s blockbuster Guardians of The Galaxy (his return in the sequel is something we are keeping an eye out for) and has never looked back. Unlike many wrestlers-turned-actors, Bautista actually took acting lessons and his role will not be limited to mere stunts and fights. Other stars are expected to deliver stellar performances as well. Blade Runner 2 will boast of some very impressive stats.

Blade Runner 2: The X Factor

Possibly the biggest thing to have happened to Blade Runner 2 is the signing ofDenis Villeneuve to helm the film. Villeneuve was behind one of 2016’s most acclaimed films, Arrival. He knows he is taking over Ridley Scott’s legacy and has very big boots to fill. We have, however, seen his controversialbut critically acclaimed film 2009 moviePolytechniqueabout the shootings that occurred at the Montreal university, commonly known as the Ecole Polytechnique Massacre. He delivered a very nuanced film that was also a balm for bleeding hearts. Director Villeneuve also made Prisoners starring HughJackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. We believe that he will be a very competent director when it comes to making sci-fi and noir films as well.

Blade Runner 2: What to Expect

The sequel will have a lot of running, chase sequences and witty, caustic dialogue. These were the hallmarks of the 1982 original but earnestness was what separated that movie from the chaff. The new movie will be similar in many respects, with an homage to classic films, a nod to the deteriorating social conditions globally and the value of human life above all commercial considerations. The original film was unique for its long panning shots and its clever handling of depths in perception and the light and dark areas of a shot. eWe expect stunning cinematography from the sequel as well. Remember that Roger Deakins, who handled cinematography on Prisoners and the acclaimedNo Country for Old Men is handling cinematography. Blade Runner 2 releases in 2017.

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