Ryan Gosling Comments On Blade Runner 2
Ryan Gosling is set to star in the sequel to the 1982 Blade Runner film.
While not much is known about the film and Gosling obviously can't say much, the actor told Total Film magazine that it's a "dream project" and more.
"With Blade Runner 2, first of all, I have to say that if say too much about it, I have a chip in my neck that will explode my head, so I have to be careful choosing my words... But it's a dream project. I'm such a huge fan of the original and then to work with Denis Villeneuve, who I'm a huge fan of as well, and Roger Deakins, and Harrison Ford, and Ridley Scott, on extending that story - and it is an extension of that story, it is a really intersting extension of that story and the world - is a dream. I'm very excted. The original's an incredible film, it's an amazing world, it's the reason so many people have borrowed from it, and it's exciting to actually be able to go into that world."
Ridley Scott also previously offered the following about the opening:
"We decided to start the film off with the original starting block of the original film. We always loved the idea of a dystopian universe, and we start off at what I describe as a 'factory farm' - what would be a flat land with farming. Wyoming. Flat, not rolling - you can see for 20 miles. No fences, just plowed, dry dirt. Turn around and you see a massive tree, just dead, but the tree is being supported and kept alive by wires that are holding the tree up. It's a bit like Grapes of Wrath, there's dust, and the tree is still standing. By that tree is a traditional, Grapes of Wrath-type white cottage with a porch. Behind it at a distance of two miles, in the twilight, is this massive combine harvester that's fertilizing this ground. You've got 16 Klieg lights on the front, and this combine is four times the size of this cottage. And now a spinner [a flying car] comes flying in, creating dust. Of course, traditionally chased by a dog that barks, the doors open, a guy gets out and there you've got Rick Deckard. He walks in the cottage, opens the door, sits down, smells stew, sits down and waits for the guy to pull up to the house to arrive. The guy's seen him, so the guy pulls the combine behind the cottage and it towers three stories above it, and the man climbs down from a ladder - a big man. He steps onto the balcony and he goes to Harrison's side. The cottage actually [creaks]; this guy's got to be 350 pounds. I'm not going to say anything else - you'll have to go see the movie."
"Blade Runner 2" is being directed by Denis Villeneuve, produced by Ridley Scott, with Harrison Ford set to return as Rick Deckard.