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Cin­e­matog­ra­pher Roger Deakins brought a dis­tinct touch of Blade Run­ner to the Shang­hai scenes in Sky­fall. Now he has the chance to light Rick Deckard’s acid- drenched dystopia it­self. But hold those Vene­tian blinds! Don’t look for a slav­ish recre­ation of Ri­d­ley Scott’s orig­i­nal vis­ual aes­thetic in the se­quel. “Ob­vi­ously it has el­e­ments that con­nect it to the orig­i­nal,” Deakins tells Screen Crush, “but it’s go­ing to stand alone by it­self as a movie. And I’m not go­ing to do shafts of light com­ing through a win­dow with rain just for the sake of do­ing shafts of light and rain…” Helmer De­nis Vil­leneuve, mean­while, tells Crave Online that the new movie will fi­nally ad­dress the thorny is­sue of whether Deckard is or isn’t a repli­cant. “I love mys­tery. I love shad­ows. I love doubts. I would just want to say to the fans that we will take care of that mys­tery. I will take care of it.” Blade Run­ner 2: Be­yond The Origami…

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