‘Blade Runner 2’ Will Probably Be Converted to 3D
We had a chat with Roger Deakins last month, in which the famed cinematographer spoke briefly about re-teaming with Prisoners and Sicario director Denis Villeneuve for Blade Runner 2, the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi masterpiece. Deakins couldn’t tell us too much, but he did get us a bit more excited about the upcoming sequel. Your excitement may vary based on the latest from Deakins, who reveals that Blade Runner 2 will probably be post-converted to 3D.
The good news is, obviously, that you’re not required to see Blade Runner 2 in 3D. But it is a bit of a shame that this post-conversion process continues to endure, largely thanks to the popularity of 3D in overseas markets.
Deakins revealed the latest news in an interview with Jeff Bridges for Interview magazine, which is a fascinating read in its entirety. When Bridges asked Deakins if he would ever shoot a film in 3D, the cinematographer replied:
No, I won’t. I’ve been offered it. I just don’t want to. I think I’m gonna do this film with Denis [Villeneuve] that’ll be made into 3D eventually, but it won’t be shot in 3D. I don’t really like watching 3D. I mean, I’ve worked on a lot of animated movies that were 3D.
Cinematographer Bradford Young (Selma) shot Villeneuve’s next film, Story of Your Life, which is already complete, and the director’s next film — with Deakins — is Blade Runner 2. The film is prepping to shoot next year, and it’s good to know that Deakins and Villeneuve’s vision for the film does not include making it in 3D.