The first trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s hotly anticipated Blade Runner 2049 materialized earlier this week, giving sci-fi diehards an eyeful of one of next year’s biggest-name tentpoles. There were appetizing visuals aplenty, a foreboding showdown between stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, reprising his role as Rick Deckard, and yet still so much remains unknown. What will this film’s rating be? How dreamy will Ryan Gosling’s eyes look, on a scale from 9 to 10? Will the blades get runned? Those last two will remain up in the air until the film’s release on October 6 of next year, but we do have a definitive answer for that first one.
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That Roger Deakins, man. The dude knows how to use a movie camera.
Sometimes, no matter how stringent the safety measures on a movie set are, someone gets punched in the face. Stunt accidents happen all the time to even the best and most careful actors, but it’s always better when it’s an accident among co-stars who get along. It seems like Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford have become friends during production on Blade Runner 2049, but of course friendship couldn’t stop Gosling from taking an unexpected punch to the nose.
Politics is a total mess these days, but here’s some news out of Washington that veeryone can enjoy. President Obama is the guest editor of the new Wired Magazine, and as part of his work for the publication, he shared his favorite science-fiction movies and television shows. The POTUS even went to the trouble of provide helpful links to where you can watch each of the shows or films online. What a guy.
“Hey guys, who thinks I’m a robot? Ridley? Denis?”
Based on the overwhelmingly positive reviews out of TIFF, Arrival is yet another stunning film from director Denis Villenueve, who has consistently impressed critics and audiences since crossing over into the mainstream with 2013’s Prisoners. Villeneuve is currently in production on Blade Runner 2, which hits theaters in 2017 and stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. In a new interview, the director reveals an interesting piece of info about his sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic, and talks about the other major sci-fi project he’d like to tackle.
Many people were annoyed / repulsed by reports of Jared Leto’s “method acting” on the set of Suicide Squad, but it looks like Denis Villeneuve wasn’t one of them. Leto has officially joined the cast of the Sicario director’s untitled Blade Runner sequel, which should surely test the paper-thin patience of Harrison Ford. In related news, feel free to place your bets now on which of Leto’s co-stars will be charged with assault before production ends.
It’s a huge day for sneak peeks at upcoming films, but if you’re looking for something a little different (i.e. not Star Wars or superheroes or Dark Towers), we’ve got just the thing: Beautiful new concept art from Blade Runner 2, director Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece, which sees Harrison Ford returning to yet another iconic role for one of our most anticipated films of 2017.
Another week, another Blade Runner 2 casting update, and still nowhere closer to learning plot details from Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece. But we do have another great piece of casting, as Dutch star Sylvia Hoeks has joined Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and more in the upcoming film. Although her specific role is unknown, Hoeks will be playing a leading role in the sequel, and since it doesn’t hit theaters until 2017, you have a bit of time to familiarize yourself with the acclaimed Dutch actress.
Knock Knock is a pretty terrible movie that not even Keanu Reeves could redeem — though it wasn’t entirely bad. One of the (very) few good things about Eli Roth’s 2015 thriller is Ana de Armas, the charming Cuban actress who made the film somewhat watchable. Luckily, her next project probably won’t need any help in that department, but it’s definitely a huge step up from her most recent roles.