Blade Run­ner 2049 is homage to orig­i­nal

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

De­nis Vil­leneuve in­sists 'Blade Run­ner 2049' is an "homage to a world that doesn't ex­ist any­more". The 49-year-old film­maker is cur­rently helm­ing the se­quel to the clas­sic movie 'Blade Run­ner' and claims the film hon­ors the orig­i­nal by fea­tur­ing busi­nesses which pre­vi­ously went bank­rupt or ceased op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing Atari and Pan Amer­i­can Air­lines. Speak­ing to Col­lider at the San Diego Comic Con, he said: "There are some com­po­nents in the orig­i­nal movie that made it stand out for me. "See­ing the ad­verts when I first saw the movie was like an ex­ten­sion of my real­ity and it was like [Sir] Ri­d­ley Scott had just taken a time-trav­el­ling ma­chine into the fu­ture. "He had the guts to get real com­pa­nies in the film. I tried to do the same which is to take some of the com­pa­nies and like they are still alive. "It's a homage to a world that doesn't ex­ist any­more." Sir Ri­d­ley Scott's movie - which had 17 dif­fer­ent cuts - was first re­leased in 1982. Vil­leneuve is now work­ing on the se­quel and ad­mit­ted he doesn't like to use a lot of di­a­logue. He said: "The truth is I am some­one who doesn't be­lieve in a lot of di­a­logue. "I re­al­ized that just the ac­tor look­ing out the win­dow says more than the three pages of di­a­logue. I have a ten­dency to re­move as much as I can. "Cin­ema is more pow­er­ful than di­a­logue." The film­maker also said the mu­sic and cin­e­matog­ra­phy were both in­spired by the orig­i­nal movie's DNA and he wanted to stay faith­ful to the clas­sic mo­tion pic­ture. 'Blade Run­ner 2049' sees Har­ri­son Ford reprise his role as Rick Deckard and Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto also star in the se­quel. The film is slated for re­lease in Oc­to­ber this year.

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