Go­ing back to the fu­ture

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Time Out - Sa­marth Goyal

Amer­i­can ac­tor Ryan Gosling is su­per ex­cited about his role in the up­com­ing se­quel to the pop­u­lar 1982 film Blade Run­ner. The La La Land ac­tor was 12 when he first saw the film, ten years af­ter it re­leased, but still re­mem­bers ev­ery­thing about it. In Blade Run­ner 2049, Gosling plays the role of an LAPD (Los An­ge­les Po­lice De­part­ment) Of­fi­cer. “I think I saw it when I was 12. It does feel like some­one has given you a glimpse of the fu­ture. It also chal­lenges your ideas of he­roes and vil­lains. And to an­swer your ques­tion of what it means to me, it was a lot for a twelve year old,” the 36-year-old told us in an email in­ter­view. Gosling hopes that the 35-year gap be­tween the two in­stal­ments won’t af­fect the film’s per­for­mance on the box of­fice. “I’m try­ing not to think in those terms. I hope peo­ple en­gage with it and like the work in it, be it Roger Deakins’s cin­e­matog­ra­phy or De­nis’s (Vil­leneuve) di­rec­tion or Har­ri­son’s (Ford, who reprises his role as Rick Deckard from the orig­i­nal) per­for­mance. I hope peo­ple just ap­pre­ci­ate it on those lev­els. Hope­fully, the fans [will] get the an­swers they’ve been look­ing for, and get to dive back into this cin­e­matic uni­verse that’s so rich that it’s been mined from for a lot of years,” says Gosling. Talk­ing about his own rea­sons for tak­ing up the se­quel to the 1982 clas­sic, “The idea was in­trigu­ing. A stand­alone film on its own but cer­tainly as a fan it was a great ex­ten­sion of the orig­i­nal and helped an­swer some of the ques­tions that I had, and raised some new,” he adds.

PHOTO: JA­SON MER­RITT/GETTY IMAGES/AFP

Ryan Gosling hopes that Blade Run­ner 2049 will pro­vide fans with an­swers to ques­tions they had from the orig­i­nal 1982 movie

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