Denis Villeneuve wants to make another Blade Runner film

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 January 2020
Denis Villeneuve

Denis Villeneuve

Denis Villeneuve wants to make another 'Blade Runner' film, but doesn't want it to be connected to 'Blade Runner 2049'

Denis Villeneuve wants to make another 'Blade Runner' film.

The 52-year-old filmmaker revived the franchise with 2017's 'Blade Runner 2049', a sequel to Sir Ridley Scott's 1982 cult classic which was based on Philip K. Dick's novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'

The sci-fi sequel received a positive reception from critics and Denis has now hinted he would like to explore the franchise once again.

However, he would want a new film's plot to be "disconnected" from 'Blade Runner 2049'.

In an interview with Empire magazine, Denis said: "It's such an inspiring place, the 'Blade Runner' world. The problem I have is the word 'sequel'. I think cinema needs original stories. But if you ask me if I'd like to revisit this universe in a different way, I can say yes.

"It would need to be a project on its own. Something disconnected from both other movies. A detective noir story set in the future ... I wake up sometimes in the night dreaming about it."

Denis previously suggested that he would never make a similar film to 'Blade Runner 2049', which received five Oscar nominations, as it proved to be a huge financial risk.

He said: "Let's just say it would not be a good idea for me to make a movie like that twice.

"When you're working on a film you're in a bubble, and it was only when I came out that I realised we had made a monster. I won't do it again."

Denis previously admitted that he was "full of fear" when he was approached to make the film, which stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard from the original film.

He explained: "When something like that happens, you feel it's the chance of a lifetime and at the same time I was full of fear. But when I read the screenplay I felt at home.

"I understood why they came to me from a thematic point of view: the exploration of identity, the exploration of memories. It had a link with my previous work."

Denis' next movie release is his movie adaption of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel 'Dune' which was previously brought to life on the big screen in 1984 by David Lynch.

Blade Runner 2049

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto
  • UK release: 6 October 2017

Blade Runner K (Gosling) is tasked with finding replicants who are passing themselves off as human, but then he makes an earth-shattering, game-changing discovery. Villeneuve’s long-awaited sequel to Scott’s original is beautiful, powerful and relevant; Gosling is exceptional, and Ford steals the show as the ageing but…

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