Check out the first concept art from the Blade Runner sequel
Denis Villeneuve, director of the hugely anticipated sequel to Blade Runner, has unveiled the first concept art from the new movie, which you can see below:
The images, two of which were unveiled via Entertainment Weekly, stay true to the bleak, dark and decidedly grimy spirit of the original 1982 movie.
Speaking about the art, Villeneuve said: "I’ve always been attracted to science-fiction films with strong visual signatures that lead us into unique parallel worlds and the original Blade Runner is by far the best of all time. Ridley Scott had the genius to blend science-fiction and film noir to create this unique exploration of human condition. The new ‘Blade Runner’ is an extension of the first movie a few decades later."
The sequel, which will star a returning Harrison Ford along with Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, Barkhad Abdi and Ryan Gosling, while, best known for his work on Sicario and Prisoners, has taken Ridley Scott's place in the director's chair, working from a script by Alien: Covenant scribe Michael Green and original co-writer Hampton Fancher.
Plot details are being kept secret, but it is known that the new story will be set a number of decades after the completion of the original movie. Shooting on the sequel will get underway latet this month.
Earlier this year the sequel was brought forward, it originally was due to hit cinemas on January 12th in 2018, but has now moved up to October 6th in 2017.
Released in 1982, the original movie was set in a dystopian Los Angeles told the story of Ford's Rick Deckard, a man who hunts down genetically engineered androids visually indistinguishable from adult humans known as replicants.