Striking New Photos From BLADE RUNNER 2049 and The Importance of the Film's Detail is Discussed
Four new photos have been released for director Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049. Each of the photos offers a striking new visual from the film. They include Ryan Gosling as Officer K, Harrison Ford as Deckard, Robin Wright and more.
The photos debuted in Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con preview issue and they talked to Gosling and Villeneuve about the film. They discussed the great lengths that they went to to get all the details right, no matter how little they were. Gosling said:
"Here’s a perfect example of working on this film. In the script, my character walks up to a guy sitting at a desk, and we have a very small exchange. It’s probably a quarter of a page of the screenplay. I show up at set that day and that is what they built. I said to [director Denis Villeneuve], ‘You built all this for just one scene? It takes up an entire stage!’ And he said, ‘Yes, well, the scene is in the movie, right?’ It didn’t matter if it was a quarter of a page or an important set piece — everything was treated with the same level of detail and importance."
Villeneuve went on to talk about the kind of work that went into making sure everything was perfect:
"It’s not the amount of time [on screen] but the impact of the moment. This film had the longest and toughest casting I’ve ever done. Each extra had to be chosen specifically for their look—we had to get the right faces to bring the right atmosphere to the right scene. Everything — the sets, the lights, the props, the vehicles — they are all saying something about our future."
The film takes place 30 years after the events of the first film. Gosling plays an LAPD officer named K, "who unearths a secret that has the potential to unravel what’s left of society and leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who used to hunt down replicants and has been missing for three decades."
The director goes on to talk about the setting of the film and how weather plays a role in the story. He explains:
"The climate has gone berserk and the ecosystem has collapsed and the ocean has risen. There are a lot of refugees trying to survive on the West Coast. The presence of the winter brings more charcoal and there’s sparks of color. The yellow is something I can’t talk about, but…it’s a very important color."
Interesting how he won't talk about the color yellow because it's a spoiler. I wonder what the color means. Anyone have any theories?
Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters on October 6th.