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Ridley Scott gives approval to 'Blade Runner 2049'

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 01:57

Denis Villeneuve, the Canadian film maker who has undertaken the 'Blade Runner' sequel admits that both Harrison Ford and Ridley Scott have given their blessing on the film. Rollo Ross reports.

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Social media reactions to 'Blade Runner 2049', the sequel to the 1982 cult classic, have praised the new film ahead of official reviews. However, only two reactions mean something to the Canadian director behind the film, Denis Villeneuve. SOUNDBITE director, Denis Villeneuve, saying (English): "I feel more calm because I know that both fathers, Harrison Ford and Ridley Scott, love the film so once I knew that, for me it was a huge relief. I wanted Ridley to feel respected, you know. He said he thought the movie was great and it looks stunning and he said.... One of the things he was moved by was the pacing and the atmosphere of the film which he said was like beautifully in relationship with the new movie." Villeneuve created lifelike sets and brought in British cinematographer Roger Deakins to create the futuristic look of the film ahead of the actors arriving on set, so that the cast could concentrate on the core theme of the film. SOUNDBITE director, Denis Villeneuve, saying (English): "It says things about as human beings we are programmed by our genetic background and our education and that we are like trapped by that background and it's very difficult for us to get free." Although the film is full of spoilers, it's safe to say that a door is left open to a possible sequel. SOUNDBITE director, Denis Villeneuve, saying (English): "Yes I'm positive that if ever this movie is welcomed, Ridley will come up with another idea but for now I know that everyone is focused on this specific one."

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Ridley Scott gives approval to 'Blade Runner 2049'

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 01:57