/Filmcast Ep. 437 – Blade Runner 2049 (GUEST: C. Robert Cargill, Author of Sea of Rust)

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This week, DavidJeff, and Devindra welcome C. Robert Cargill to discuss Blade Runner 2049Buy Cargill’s Sea of Rust on Amazon or wherever books are sold.

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Struggles to $31.5 Million Opening Weekend

Warner Bros.’s release of Blade Runner 2049 isn’t getting October off to the kind of start September saw one month ago. The dystopian sequel, arriving 35 years after the original, crash landed over its three-day opening, falling well below even the most modest of expectations. At the same time, Fox’s The Mountain Between Us didn’t exactly light the world on fire in its attempt at counter-programming, though it did top Mojo’s pre-weekend forecast, while Lionsgate’s release of My Little Pony …
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Delivers $4M from Thursday Night Previews

FRIDAY AM UPDATE: Blade Runner 2049 got things started last night with $ 4 million from Thursday night previews, $ 800k of which came from IMAX screenings. For comparison, The Martian delivered $ 2.5 million from preview screenings and Gravity brought in $ 1.4 million before both films went on to open with over $ 54 million each. Another comp that carries weight is Mad Max: Fury Road, which brought in $ 3.7 million from Thursday night previews before its $ 45.4 million opening, Prometheus brought …
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Review: Villeneuve’s ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is Emotionally Affecting, Artificially Intelligent

Blade Runner 2049

Based on the Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Ridley Scott’s 1982 science fiction thriller, Blade Runner, introduced audiences to a dystopian future where synthetic humans, known as Replicants, are bio-engineered for use in off-world colonization. When these Replicants go rogue, special police units called Blade Runners hunt down and “retire” them. Despite its initial lukewarm critical and commercial reception, Blade Runner has become one of the most influential movies of the last 40 years, pioneering what became an entirely new genre: neo-noir cyberpunk. 35 years later, thanks to subsequent releases like the 1992 Director’s Cut and the definitive 2007 Final Cut, Scott’s film is now heralded as a groundbreaking visionary masterpiece and one of the most important motion pictures ever made. ›››

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Blade Runner 2049 Reviews – What Did You Think?!

Blade Runner 2049 Reviews - What Did You Think?!

Blade Runner 2049 Reviews – What Did You Think?!

Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Blade Runner 2049 is now playing in theaters and we’ve created this spot for you to tell us and your fellow moviegoers what you thought about the Denis Villeneuve-directed film, starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista, Edward James Olmos and Jared Leto.

You can read our Blade Runner 2049 review here. Let us know what you thought by posting your Blade Runner 2049 reviews in the comments below! You can view all our previous Blade Runner 2049 coverage by clicking here.

RELATED: Blade Runner 2049 Interviews with Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and More!

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 blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Featuring a screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, Blade Runner 2049 is based on characters from Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” The film produced by Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Bud Yorkin, and Cynthia Yorkin, and executive produced by Ridley Scott, Tim Gamble, Frank Giustra, Yale Badick, Val Hill, and Bill Carraro.

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New Blade Runner 2049 IMAX Promo Immerses You in the Future

New Blade Runner 2049 IMAX Promo Immerses You in the Future

New Blade Runner 2049 IMAX promo immerses you in the future

IMAX has announced today that the October 6 IMAX 2D release of Warner Bros. PicturesBlade Runner 2049 will allow fans to experience more of the action than in any other format. Only in IMAX will the entire film be specially formatted and presented in an expanded 1.9:1 aspect ratio. This means that the movie will fill more of the screen, and fans will see 26% more of the image in IMAX than standard theaters. Check out the Blade Runner 2049 IMAX promo below, along with a special clip showing you the added picture value from IMAX!

The IMAX release of Blade Runner 2049 will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

RELATED: Blade Runner 2049 Footage Revealed in a New Spot

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 blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

The film also stars Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista, Edward James Olmos and Jared Leto.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, Blade Runner 2049 is based on characters from Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” The film produced by Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Bud Yorkin, and Cynthia Yorkin, and executive produced by Ridley Scott, Tim Gamble, Frank Giustra, Yale Badick, Val Hill, and Bill Carraro.

Blade Runner 2049 is coming to theaters on October 6, 2017.

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New Extended TV Trailer for ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Shows Us the Future

Blade Runner 2049 Trailer

“Replicants are the future of the species.” We’re only a few months away, strap in. Sony (who is distributing this internationally) has released a new extended TV spot which is essentially just a new trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049. We’ve already seen plenty of footage in the previous three trailers, but why not a bit more to whet our appetite? This direct sequel takes place 30 years after the original, and stars Ryan Gosling as a LAPD Officer who must find Deckard, who has been missing all this time. Harrison Ford returns to play Deckard, and the cast of 2049 includes Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, Mackenzie Davis, Robin Wright, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, and David Dastmalchian. After this trailer, I really don’t want to see anything else from this before watching it on the big screen. I’m ready. ›››

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Blade Runner 2049 Pop Vinyls Are More Human Than Human

Blade Runner 2049 Pop Vinyls Are More Human Than Human

Blade Runner 2049 Pop Vinyls are more human than human

Funko has revealed their lineup of seven all new Blade Runner 2049 Pop vinyl figures, based on Warner Bros. Pictures‘ sci-fi sequel opening on October 6. Officer K (Ryan Gosling), Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), Joi (Ana de Armas), Neander Wallace (Jared Leto), Luv (Sylvia Hoeks) and Sapper (Dave Bautista) all receive the Pop! vinyl treatment in October. You can also get helmeted Sapper as a chase variant with a rarity of 1 in 6. Check out all seven Blade Runner 2049 Pop vinyls in our Funko gallery below, featuring Pop! figures from other recent movies!

RELATED: The New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer is Here!

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 blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

The film also stars Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista, Edward James Olmos and Jared Leto.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, Blade Runner 2049 is based on characters from Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” The film produced by Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Bud Yorkin, and Cynthia Yorkin, and executive produced by Ridley Scott, Tim Gamble, Frank Giustra, Yale Badick, Val Hill, and Bill Carraro.

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Won’t Have Narration

Blade Runner 2049 narration

When it comes to the voiceover from Blade Runner, some people love it, most people don’t. While the director of the sequel, Denis Villeneuve, is a huge fan of the original cut and the narration’s “film noir quality,” there will be no voiceover guiding the audience in Blade Runner 2049. For the Arrival and Sicario director, a voiceover would not have worked – but that didn’t stop him from joking about it with star Harrison Ford a few times.

Below, Villeneuve confirms there’s no Blade Runner 2049 narration.

Villeneuve grew up loving the original cut of the film, not knowing its reception was less than stellar at the time of its release. While speaking with Collider, he talked about his love for it, including the voiceover, and why a character explaining what’s clearly happening in the frame is not a part of Blade Runner 2049:

That’s a joke I made with Harrison Ford when he came to do his ADR: I gave him a narration. No, there’s no narration. It’s not something that would have been welcome and the movie doesn’t need one. It was not a part of the project, no, but we were making jokes about that. It would’ve been a strange thing to see the fans’ face if the movie had started with a narration, a voiceover.

The original narration Scott and Ford weren’t satisfied with. They both wanted a narration to provide clarity, but the financiers had the narration rewritten. “I delivered it to the best of my ability, given that I had no input,” Ford once told Playboy. “I never thought they’d use it. But I didn’t try and sandbag it. It was simply bad narration.” The decision to rewrite the narration followed test audiences’ confusion.

Here’s the synopsis for Blade Runner 2049:

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.

A sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner directed by Ridley Scott, Blade Runner 2049 is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Barkhad Abdi, Edward James Olmos, and Dave Bautista round out the star-studded cast.

Blade Runner 2049 opens in theaters on October 6. Check out the trailer and our recent roundtable interview with Villeneuve.

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New Featurette for ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Takes Us Behind-the-Scenes

Blade Runner 2049 Featurette

“The story. The themes. The stunning visual environments. It was a pleasure getting back to the world of Blade Runner again.” Warner Bros has unveiled a behind-the-scenes featurette for Blade Runner 2049, the sci-fi sequel directed by Denis Villeneuve. This is easily one of our most anticipated, and the more they show us, the better it looks. Holy crap. This direct sequel takes place 30 years after the original story, and stars Ryan Gosling as the new LAPD Officer who must find Deckard, who has been missing all this time. Harrison Ford returns to play Deckard, and the new cast of 2049 also includes Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, Mackenzie Davis, Robin Wright, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, and David Dastmalchian. All the footage in this looks stunning, and I love that everyone in this video talks about how daunting and impressive every aspect of it is. I’m so happy this movie looks this amazing. Cannot wait. ›››

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