Okay, we all know certain movies should never be touched – Citizen Kane, 8 1/2, Apocalypse Now, Brazil… none of these movies need remakes or sequels and neither, seemingly, did Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.
But things just keep getting more and more interesting with Blade Runner 2049, from the casting (Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, oh my), the screenplay (Michael Green and from the original, Hampton Fancher), Scott’s involvement as Executive Producer (not necessarily a sign of quality, but still…) to Denis Villeneuve as director (if you haven’t seen Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario or Arrival then you’ve really been missing out on exquisite modern cinema).
And now, this… billed by Warner Bros. as an ‘Announcement’, it’s certainly an announcement of intent that this might not be the awful, pointless extension many (including myself) feared.
Frankly, this teaser looks absolutely beautiful and intrigues the good, goddamned hell out of me.
October 6th 2017 can’t get here soon enough…