Blade Runner 2049 director reveals pressure

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 December 2016
Denis Villeneuve

Denis Villeneuve

Director Denis Villeneuve has revealed 'Blade Runner 2049' will be "one of the most expensive R-rated independent feature films ever made"

'Blade Runner 2049' will be "one of the most expensive R-rated independent feature films ever made".

The much-anticipated sci-fi movie is being helmed by Denis Villeneuve, who has confirmed that the film - which stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling - will cost an eye-watering amount of money to make.

He shared: "My producers are finding it fun to remind me that it will be one of the most expensive R-rated independent feature films ever made."

Denis also revealed that he wants the movie to feature a minimal amount of CGI.

The director told Screen Daily: "I can count on my fingers the amount of times we put a green screen on set. Most of the movie was done on camera, me and [cinematographer] Roger Deakins worked very hard to do it that way.

"My actors were not walking on green screens all day long. CGI is a strong tool for backgrounds and extensions but what is around the actors needs to be as real as possible. When I watch a movie that's mostly CGI, I'm disengaged."

'Blade Runner 2049' is currently in the process of being edited, and Denis has admitted he is keen to work on another sci-fi movie as soon as possible.

The director also suggested he could return for another 'Blade Runner' movie.

He said: "I'm doomed, I love sci-fi. I have two more ideas now that I would love to do. [And] 'Blade Runner' could go on... we'll see how this one goes."

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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