If you’ve watched a movie in the last 25 years and thought to yourself “God, this film looks great,” odds are it was shot by Roger Deakins. The master cinematographer of such modern classics as The Shawshank Redemption, No Country for Old Men, and Skyfall is considered the best director of photography working today by almost everyone on the planet (except the Academy, which has nominated him twelve different times but never given him an Oscar).
Blade Runner 2
Earlier this summer, it was announced that 12-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins would be working on Blade Runner 2, a comforting thought for those who were skeptical about a sequel. Whether the film is good or bad, necessary or not, we at least know that Blade Runner 2 will look fantastic. Though we know that Deakins will reunite with his Sicario and Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve for the film, we still don’t know much about what this new Blade Runner will be. Our own Matt Singer caught up with Deakins (who’s at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting Sicario) and asked Deakins about the film who said the sequel is “definitely going to happen” and is an “entirely separate movie” from the 1982 original.
Roger Deakins is widely regarded as one of the greatest cinematographers on the planet (except by the Academy, who’ve inexplicably never awarded him an Oscar despite 11 nominations). Deakins’ name in a film’s credits is a guarantee that no matter how terrible everything else in a movie is (and he has shot a couple stinkers), the movie will look gorgeous.
What a week to be Ryan Gosling! While his directorial debut, Lost River, is currently baffling audiences around the nation, he remains massively in-demand in front of cameras, where his good looks and enigmatic nature make him one of our best movie stars. A few days ago, we learned that Guillermo del Toro was after him to star in his take on Disney’s The Haunted Mansion. Now, we’ve learned that he’s in negotiations to join Blade Runner 2, where he’ll star alongside Harrison Ford.
Even though Ridley Scott’s been talking up this Blade Runner sequel for some time now, it was still uncertain whether or not Harrison Ford would return to reprise the iconic role of Rick Deckard in the new film. Now it looks like Han Solo isn’t the only iconic role Ford is reprising. In addition to the return of Ford, Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve has been tapped to helm the sequel, based on a script co-written by original Blade Runner scribe Hampton Fancher.
Director Ridley Scott has certainly come under quite a bit of fire lately for the white-washed cast of ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ and his explicit dismissal of his critics. But Scott isn’t letting the negativity get to him, as he’s still moving ahead and giving updates on two high-profile sequels: ‘Prometheus 2’ and ‘Blade Runner 2.’ In a new interview, Scott opened up about the plot of the former and the reassuring simplicity of the latter.
What a great day for dinosaurs who refuse to die! First a new ‘Jurassic Park’ trailer and now, via Variety, a report on the sequel to ‘Blade Runner,’ which has been rumored for most of the 30 years, since Ridley Scott released the original film back in 1982. Scott says that, yes, you can expect Harrison Ford to return as detective Rick Deckard, but no, you shouldn’t expect Scott to direct the film; instead he’ll just be serving as a producer
Seems like every few months we get teased with the possibility of sequels to beloved films -- stuff like 'Hellboy 3' or a new 'Blade Runner.' While some of these films may or may not ever happen, a new art exhibit explores the idea of sequels that will probably never exist, including sequels to 'Fight Club' and 'The Rocketeer.' Sure, franchise fatigue is real and it's a problem, but this artwork sure does make these sequels seem mighty attractive.
After years of development, 'Blade Runner 2' finally appears to be happening. Well, by "happening," we mean that director Ridley Scott and the Alcon production company are officially seeking to bring original star Harrison Ford back into the fold.
Director Ridley Scott has been playing around with the idea of a 'Blade Runner 2' for some time now, though the sequel to his classic sci-fi film has only recently made progress by adding a new screenwriter. But the question on Scott's mind is, Will original star Harrison Ford return as Rick Deckard? It turns out there's already been strides to make this happen.