Director Ridley Scott has casually revealed the opening scene from ‘Blade Runner 2’ in a recent conversation at the recent AFI Film Festival.
Although he is not directing the film. He is still heavily involved with the production to the sequel, which continues the story he first started in the iconic and much loved ‘Blade Runner’.
“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 ploughed, 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.
“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.”
If you didn’t know already. ‘Blade Runner 2’ is to be directed by Denis Villeneuve, with award-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (Skyfall, many of the Coen Brothers’ work) also on board.
Starring alongside Harrison Ford is Ryan Gosling, in an as-yet undisclosed role.
At present ‘Blade Runner 2’ doesn’t have a confirmed release date.
(Via Digital Spy)