Most of Blade Runner 2049 remains a beautiful neon mystery. We know it’s the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece. We know Harrison Ford is reviving his character Rick Deckard, and that Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto are joining the cast. We know when it takes place because it’s there in the title. We know from the first trailer that it’s shaping up to be gorgeous.
And we know… well, that’s about it actually. The secrecy is part of the fun.
That being said, we’re still thrilled to this new featurette, which reveals not only never-before-seen footage, but also behind-the-scenes peeks and interviews with the cast and crew.
It’s not just a replica of the first film,” promises art director Paul Inglis. “We’re marrying the familiar with the slightly divergent in order to give ourselves an identity.”
“I’ve never worked on a film with so many sets and different lighting patterns,” says director of photography Roger Deakins.
“Roger is a master storyteller. You realise once you are in one of his shots, half your work has already been done,” Gosling adds.
As for Ford, he quips that he’s getting used to returning to characters he last played decades ago.
Everyone is predictably tight-lipped about the actual details, but the featurette’s glimpse at the film’s futuristic noir aesthetic gives fans plenty to get hyped about.
Scratch that, there is one more thing we know: we’re excited as hell to see it on the big screen.