Blade Runner 2049 Behind-the-Scenes

by Lucas compan

blade runner, the original 1982

blade runner is a classic. and I am a huge fan of this movie. I have watched the original version (1982) 12 times. yes, twelve.

this neo-noir-science fiction defined sci-fi for a generation. my favorite scene (not sure if i watched it thirty or more times) is when the advanced replicant rachel (sean young) is playing the piano in the blade runner deckard's apartment (harrison ford).

they start to chatting and when deckard tries to kiss her, she runs away toward the exit door. why does she run away? Well, if we take into consideration the context of 'Blade runner', that happens maybe because she realizes she was in love with him. She wanted to leave because she found out she is not a human being. as a replicant, she doubted all her emotions – including her love for him.

She thought she "could not rely on her feelings" Also deckard's job as a blade runner is searching and destroying her kind, so she did not want to put him in a difficult situation. So deckard slamming on the door to stop her, I guess, is exactly what a woman would appreciate a man to do, fighting to keep her. He loves her and she loves him back. and i love this scene below.


listen to the love theme from 'blade runner'(1982). watch the official trailer


Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir-science fiction film directed by ridley scott, written by hampton fancher and david peoples, and starring harrison ford, rutger hauer, sean young, and edward james olmos. blade runner is a loose adaptation of the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.


harrion ford is richard decker (blade runner, 1982)

Set in a Los Angeles in 2019, the film depicts a future in which synthetic humans known as replicans, are bioengineered by the powerful tyrell corporation to work on off-world colonies.

sean young is Rachel, an advanced replicant who causes deckard (harrison ford) to question his work.

When a fugitive group of replicants led by Roy Batty (Hauer) escape back to Earth, burnt-out cop Rick Deckard (Ford) reluctantly agrees to hunt them down. During his investigations, Deckard meets Rachael (Young), an advanced replicant who causes him to question his work.

harrison ford (richard decker) and sean young (rachel) in the original version of blade runner (1982)

if you haven't seen Blade Runner 2049 yet, you should probably rewatch — or watch for the first time, no judgement — the original Blade Runner. Luckily, that film is readily available both on disc and via streaming services. you can also get the complete collector's edition.


THE SEQUEL: blade runner 2049

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos.

"blade runner 2049" (2017), illustrates los angeles in 2049.

let's get a look at what all went into the building of these meticulous sets, courtesy of Weta Workshop,  multi-award winning design studio and physical manufacturing facility servicing the world's entertainment and creative industries.

joi (ana de armas) and officer k (ryan gosling)

The final product ultimately comes together to showcase a world that is just as picturesque — if not more so — than anything that could have been replicated in CG.

3D modeling software is still used during the process, however, properly designing the scale-model cities, while the actual building, painting and weathering is all done by hand.

Weta Workshop was honored to contribute to practical miniatures, selected cinematography, and concept design work to Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve. This was a passion project for our crew, who are huge fans of Ridley Scott's iconic 1982 original. Here in Wellington, NZ, we hand-made enormous miniature sets which were then filmed by legendary cinematographer Alex Funke.


watch the behind-the-scenes of blade runner 2049


In terms of the original blade runner, director ridley scott says deckard is a replicant. actor harrison ford says he is not. various non-theatrical cuts of the film imply that deckard's memories are implants, we were never told for sure. we do not find it out on blade runner 2049 either. but there are plenty of insinuations. can we expect a blade runner 3? time will tell. click here to get blade runner 2049.

ryan gosling and harrison ford


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