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Credit: EW – Blade Runner 2049

Today Warner Bros. Pictures (through Entertainment Weekly) released a few new photos from the upcoming Blade Runner 2049, the much anticipated sequel to the original Blade Runner film.

We also got to learn more details about what went into the production and how intensive the film might have bee due to the scale of the sets, but these guys didn’t sweat the details apparently. When discussing the scene that happened in the photo above, Ryan Gosling had this to say about the attention to detail that would occur on  set:

“Here’s a perfect example of working on this film,” says star Ryan Gosling. “In the script, my character walks up to a guy sitting at a desk, and we have a very small exchange. It’s probably a quarter of a page of the screenplay. I show up at set that day and that is what they built.” He laughs. “I said to [director Denis Villeneuve], ‘You built all this for just one scene? It takes up an entire stage!’ And he said, ‘Yes, well, the scene is in the movie, right?’ It didn’t matter if it was a quarter of a page or an important set piece — everything was treated with the same level of detail and importance.”

via EW

To hear how much importance Denis Villeneuve placed over the tiniest of details, no matter what scene was being shot, makes me so happy. Sometimes it’s the tiniest details that reveal the most important information. And apparently, Villeneuve and I are soul mates because he thinks the same way I do. I’m totally joking of course.

“It’s not the amount of time [on screen] but the impact of the moment,” [Villeneuve] says. Every background player, even if seen only briefly, mattered. “This film had the longest and toughest casting I’ve ever done,” the director says. “Each extra had to be chosen specifically for their look—we had to get the right faces to bring the right atmosphere to the right scene. Everything — the sets, the lights, the props, the vehicles — they are all saying something about our future.”

via EW

So much detail. So much fangasming happening right now from me. The care that Villeneuve has displayed since the beginning really does make me think that this film will make Blade Runner fans proud. Do you agree?

The official synopsis for the movie is below:

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. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

via Warner Bros Pictures

Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de ArmasSylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie DavisCarla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto. The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve.

The movie will blaze into theaters on October 6, 2017. Make sure you check out the photos below and let us know your thoughts.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she’s not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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