The director Denis Villeneuve asked three friends to make shorts that act as prologues to his new film, Blade Runner 2049. Each takes place in the years between Blade Runner (which was set on 2019) and the new movie.
“Black Out 2022” an anime directed by Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo’s Shinichiro Watanabe
“2036: Nexus Dawn” directed by Luke Scott
“2048: Nowhere to Run” directed by Luke Scott
Trailers, interviews and behind-the-scenes shorts alongside this trailer.
ESCAPES is a fascinating new documentary about Hampton Fancher who wrote early drafts of the first film and the script for Blade Runner 2049
“The Screenwriter Wrote Eight Drafts–and Then Was Replaced. On His First Day, The Director Turned The Set Upside Down. Harrison Ford Was Never So Miserable. Years Later, Someone Stumbled Over The Long-lost Original. Nothing About This Cult Classic Was Ever Simple.” Read Kenneth Turan’s in-depth 1992 article for the Los Angeles Times.
Real-life replicants: BLADE RUNNER vs. today’s tech – A CNet report.
Don’t blink or you might miss the unicorn in BLADE RUNNER 2049
To read an excerpt from the book Future Noir: The Making of BLADE RUNNER by Paul Sammon and have a chance to win a free copy for here.
Blade Runner 2049 Official website.