When you hear the words "Blade Runner," you probably picture dark wet streets, bright neon advertisements, flying cars, Japanese-infused culture, and long trenchcoats. It's one of the most influential movies ever made, and it drastically altered the future of science fiction when it was released in 1982. More than anything else in regards to that film, people remember the visuals. That's a lot of pressure for the person tasked with filming the sequel, but if there's one man alive who may be able to live up to it, that would be Roger Deakins. Thankfully, The Playlist reports he's the man who's been chosen to shoot the still-untitled Blade Runner 2.
Deakins is one of the best cinematographers of all time, responsible for films like The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, The Village, No Country For Old Men, The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, and Skyfall. He's been nominated for an Oscar twelve times, but hasn't won yet. This could be his chance.
Denis Villeneuve (Enemy) is directing Blade Runner 2, which is set to star Harrison Ford and possibly Ryan Gosling. Deakins shot Villeneuve's previous two films, Sicario (the awesome-sounding thriller starring Emily Blunt that's currently playing at Cannes) and Prisoners, so the two clearly have a solid working relationship already. I can't wait to see what they come up with for a Blade Runner sequel.