Quebec director Denis Villeneuve says making his upcoming “Blade Runner” sequel has been the most intense experience of his life, not just because of the challenging shoot in Budapest — but also because of fan fervour. Due out in October, “Blade Runner 2049” is directed by Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Ridley Scott, director of the original film, is an executive producer on the sequel. Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard, a former police operative who’s been missing for decades, alongside Ryan Gosling of London, Ontario, who plays an L.A. police officer. The sequel is set 30 years after the events of the first sci-fi film from 1982 but has the same tone, said Villeneuve. Villeneuve says the first movie was a film noir, quite intense with melancholia and an existential crisis, so they’re not far away from the thematics of the first movie, having the same genre and the same atmosphere.
(Source: Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press; Image Courtesy of riotheatretickets,com)