The Making of Blade Runner 2049
Without doubt my most anticipated film of 2017 is Blade Runner 2049.
In part because I’m a fan of the original (like most people!) and because it’s being directed by Denis Villeneuve, who is definitely one of my favourite directors.
Pair that with stunning visuals from Director of Photography Roger Deakins, incredible production design from Dennis Gassner and a gripping soundtrack from Jóhann Jóhannsson, topped off with editing from Joe Walker and it’s essentially a dream team!
You can hear a lot more from many of the same filmmakers in this round up post on the Making of Arrival.
The film comes out on October the 6th.
It does annoy me that these days we have to have a explosive up front grab, but here is the official full trailer for Blade Runner 2049.
If you want to be able to download high res audio versions of these trailers, then check out thedigitaltheater.com which has numerous files for each trailer.
UPDATE – Trailer 2!
The recently released second trailer delivers a lot more story points as well as new characters and arresting visuals.
Behind the Scenes on Blade Runner 2049
In this behind the scenes featurette you can hear from Harrison Ford, Ridley Scott, Director Denis Villeneuve and DP Roger Deakins with a few teases about the making of the film.
There’s not much actual meat to the behind the scenes work, but you do get a chance to see a few more shots than in the trailers.
I’ve never worked on a film with so many sets and different lighting patterns. Technically it’s quite challenging. – Roger Deakins.
I’ll be updating this post over time, so check back regularly!
Blade Runner Inspired Filmmaking Fun
I came across this making of video on Redshark News’ YouTube channel about two Croatian filmmakers who are making a ‘Blade Runner inspired short film’ called Slice of Life.
As you can see from the video a little ingenuity, a lot of hard work and some neat visual effects delivers a very realistic 80s looking film.
— Mathieu Marano (@ilovehue) May 8, 2017
The Sound of Blade Runner
Nerdwriter has a great video essay on the iconic interweaving sound design, musicals score and dialogue within the original Blade Runner. He draws out some really interesting insights, which will no doubt be relevant to the final sound of the upcoming 2049.