De­nis Vil­leneuve: Blade Run­ner 2049 is my big­gest chal­lenge

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

De­nis Vil­leneuve has ad­mit­ted 'Blade Run­ner 2049' is the big­gest "artis­tic chal­lenge" of his ca­reer so far. The 49year-old film­maker has helmed the se­quel to the movie clas­sic 'Blade Run­ner' and although he al­ways wanted to be the man to make the movie he felt a lot of pres­sure be­cause he wanted to "honor" the Sir Ri­d­ley Scott orig­i­nal. The Har­ri­son Ford led 1982 movie - based on Philip K. Dick's 1968 novel 'Do An­droids Dream of Elec­tric Sheep?' - is con­sid­ered to be one of the great­est sci-fi films ever made and deals with heavy­weight top­ics such as what it means to be alive. Speak­ing to Den of Geek, Vil­leneuve said: "I have to find a way to make that uni­verse mine. I have to find a way to not feel like a van­dal go­ing in a church, mak­ing graf­fiti on the walls. It's by far the big­gest artis­tic chal­lenge I have ever done. To take some­one else's uni­verse and to try di­gest and make it my own is a strange process ... One of the things you have to do when you want to honor some­thing is in­cor­po­rate and go large. You don't want to just do the high school play. You don't want to do a re­make. "When it first came out we were do­ing this, a lot of peo­ple just thought we were go­ing to redo it again. That feels like it would be dis­hon­or­ing some­thing that is won­der­ful. It was look­ing for ways to ex­plore the world fur­ther and make it big­ger." Whilst de­tails of the plot have largely re­mained un­der wraps, it is due to take place decades af­ter the orig­i­nal which is why Ford, 75, will be seen as a much older ver­sion of his po­lice op­er­a­tive char­ac­ter, an­droid hunter Rick Deckard. The im­pres­sive cast in­cludes Ryan Gosling - who plays main pro­tag­o­nist, LAPD Of­fi­cer K - Jared Leto, Len­nie James, Robin Wright, Ana de Ar­mas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Macken­zie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dast­malchian, Hiam Ab­bass and Dave Bautista. 'Blade Run­ner 2049' will be re­leased in Oc­to­ber 2017. — Bang Show­biz

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