Thoughts On Ryan Gosling As New Lead In Coming Blade Runner Sequel
So. It has been confirmed that pretty boy Ryan Gosling will star in the upcoming Blade Runner Sequel. (See Video Below).
But first of all. Do we want a sequel? Do we need to ruin another classic movie? How many of this follow up, remakes, sequels and prequels has ever worked? Sequels and remakes come to mind like Prometheus, Robocop, The Thing, Total Recall and many more truly awful lesser versions of classic movies.
So why should this be different and why can´t they come up with something original instead? There should be no lack of Sci-Fi books to draw material from. Why not start a new franchise universe surrounding Warhammer 40k – Space Marines? That would be so cool.
But anyway. This is happening. And regarding the choice of Ryan Gosling taking the lead in the new Blade Runner. Yeah, sure why not. He can just keep his mouth shut and waddle around like he did in the movie Drive and let someone else do the serious acting.
But who cares. The big question s on what shame level this movie will leave us.
Who knows though, there is a large younger audience that might not even have seen the original Blade Runner and will take this on with fresh eyes and think differently…
We just have to wait and see what Denis Villenueve comes up with…and why did they choose him for this epic project? We have no idea.
The sequel will begin shooting next year, directed by Denis Villenueve, who’s been steadily rising among the premier director circles for his recent films Prisoners and Sicario. The film’s original star Harrison Ford will also be featured in the new film, confirming that Ford is still as viable as he was in the early ’80s.
Blade Runner is a 1982 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. The screenplay, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, is a modified film adaptation of the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.
The film depicts a dystopian Los Angeles in which genetically engineered replicants, which are visually indistinguishable from adult humans, are manufactured by the powerful Tyrell Corporation. The use of replicants on Earth is banned and they are exclusively utilized for dangerous or menial work on off-world colonies. Replicants who defy the ban and return to Earth are hunted down and killed (“retired”) by special police operatives known as “Blade Runners”. The plot focuses on a group of recently escaped replicants hiding in L.A. and the burnt-out expert Blade Runner, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who reluctantly agrees to take on one more assignment to hunt them down.
Blade Runner initially polarized critics: some were displeased with the pacing, while others enjoyed its thematic complexity. The film underperformed in North American theaters but has since become a cult film. Hailed for its production design, depicting a “retrofitted” future, it remains a leading example of the neo-noir genre. It brought the work of Philip K. Dick to the attention of Hollywood and several later films were based on his work. Ridley Scott regards Blade Runner as “probably” his most complete and personal film. In 1993, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by theLibrary of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. Blade Runner is now regarded by many critics as one of the best science fiction films ever made.
Seven versions of the film have been shown for various markets as a result of controversial changes made by film executives. A Director’s Cut was released in 1992 after a strong response to workprint screenings. This, in conjunction with its popularity as a video rental, made it one of the first films released on DVD, resulting in a basic disc with mediocre video and audio quality. In 2007, Warner Bros. released The Final Cut, a 25th anniversary digitally remastered version which is the only one on which Scott had complete artistic freedom and was shown in select theaters and subsequently released on DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray