Blade Runner

Ryan Gosling Confirms Role in “Blade Runner 2”

Ryan Gosling has confirmed that he will be starring alongside Harrison Ford in the highly-anticipated sequel to the 1982 dystopian sci-fi film, Blade Runner.

Gosling confirmed the news during an interview with Collider, while promoting his upcoming project, The Big Short. He said that getting the opportunity to work with director Denis Villeneuve and cinematographer Roger Deakins is what persuaded him to join the film, but he didn’t disclose any specific details about the project.

Elsewhere, Ridley Scott attended the AFI Film Festival, where he revealed his ideas for the opening scene of Blade Runner 2:

“We decided to start the film off with the original starting block of the original film. We always loved the idea of a dystopian universe, and we start off at what I describe as a ‘factory farm’ – what would be a flat land with farming. Wyoming. Flat, not rolling – you can see for 20 miles. No fences, just plowed, dry dirt. Turn around and you see a massive tree, just dead, but the tree is being supported and kept alive by wires that are holding the tree up. It’s a bit like Grapes of Wrath, there’s dust, and the tree is still standing. By that tree is a traditional, Grapes of Wrath-type white cottage with a porch. Behind it at a distance of two miles, in the twilight, is this massive combine harvester that’s fertilizing this ground. You’ve got 16 Klieg lights on the front, and this combine is four times the size of this cottage. And now a spinner [a flying car] comes flying in, creating dust. Of course, traditionally chased by a dog that barks, the doors open, a guy gets out and there you’ve got Rick Deckard. He walks in the cottage, opens the door, sits down, smells stew, sits down and waits for the guy to pull up to the house to arrive. The guy’s seen him, so the guy pulls the combine behind the cottage and it towers three stories above it, and the man climbs down from a ladder – a big man. He steps onto the balcony and he goes to Harrison’s side. The cottage actually [creaks]; this guy’s got to be 350 pounds. I’m not going to say anything else – you’ll have to go see the movie.”

A release date for Blade Runner 2 has not been announced.

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