Blade Runner

Inside the Production of the Massive Miniature Models Used to Film Blade Runner 2049

You may not have guessed that the dystopian state of Los Angeles filmed in Blade Runner 2049 is a real place, just smaller. The scenes, from Los …

Los Angeles

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Mixing

Edgar Wright's musically-driven "Baby Driver" could creep up on the big-scale usual suspects.<p>The Sound branch of the Academy often favors …

Award Shows

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Editing

Sound is key to Caesar tracking in snow, Amazon warriors in battle, Spitfire dogfights above Dunkirk, Baby Driver in traffic, and K zooming over …

Movies

Blade Runner director Denis Villeneuve 'must not fear' Dune reboot

This year, the Canadian director was hailed for successfully bringing Ridley Scott's beloved Blade Runner to the 21st century.<p>Although the film did …

Movies

‘Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel Taps ‘The Square’ Star Claes Bang as Villain (EXCLUSIVE)

Claes Bang, who broke out in the critically acclaimed Cannes Palme d’Or winner “The Square,” has landed a role as one of the antagonists in “The Girl …

Movies

How “Blade Runner” Artist Syd Mead Designed The City Of 2049

Syd Mead brought neo-futurism to the big screen in 1982. At 84, he’s done it again in Blade Runner 2049.<p>Even if most people don’t know Syd Mead by name, his work–and the work of other concept and industrial designers deeply influenced by his art–has left a definitive imprint on how we envision the …

Science Fiction

China Gives Flying Cars a Real Boost

Once a sci-fi dream, the concept is suddenly quite real -- and so is the competition.<p>For nearly two decades, Shanghai's spindly skyline has inspired comparisons to the dystopian Los Angeles of Ridley Scott's futurist-noir film "Blade Runner." There's wild architecture, giant video billboards and …

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Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049: masterpiece or flop?

For a man who just directed a $155-million flop, Denis Villeneuve was remarkably calm.<p>On the phone from Los Angeles last week, the Quebec director …

Movies

US firm creates backflipping humanoid robot

It looks like a scene worthy of the Bladerunner films - a humanoid robot that can walk on two feet, leap over large blocks with ease and even twist …

Robots

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Production Design

Sci-fi epic "Blade Runner 2049" leads a competitive field this year.<p>While “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Shape of Water” are mighty competitors for …

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'Blade Runner 2049' Director Denis Villeneuve Is Rebooting Another Classic Sci-Fi Novel

He says it won't draw on David Lynch's original film<p>Hot on the heels off his latest directorial project - that little-known film <i>Blade Runner 2049 -</i> …

Science Fiction

Featured Pro Portfolio: George Hull

George Hull is an acclaimed veteran in the film art industry, having created concepts and designs for iconic movies like <i>Forrest Gump</i>, <i>Star Wars EP8</i>,</i> …

Movies

Why All Designers Should Read Cyberpunk

<i>As Silicon Valley bigwigs develop cyberpunk-inspired tech, our reality looks a lot more like science fiction.</i><p>Molly Millions is cool. Her augmented …

Cyberpunk

How Alcon Entertainment Hand Delivered ‘Blade Runner 2049’ To A Dying Man

If you’re a Frotcast listener you already know the gist of this story, but for everyone else, the background is this: Our original podcast co-founder, Ben Kaplan, has been sick with cancer for the past few years. It started out as a testicle lump, went away and came back a few times; he lost a …

Entertainment

Denis Villeneuve on wanting to cast David Bowie: “He embodied the Blade Runner spirit”

Look, no one will ever forget the A-list cast for <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>. After all, it doesn’t get much better than Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin …

David Bowie

'Blade Runner 2049' production designer finds the beauty in the bleak

Oscar-winning production designer Dennis Gassner is the veteran of nearly 30 films by many of the most respected directors in the world — the Coen brothers, Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Weir, Sam Mendes and Stephen Frears among them. Four decades into a film career, Gassner has a virtually unrivaled …

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Blade Runner 2049 And The 'Inherent Flaws' Of Practical Effects

Practical effects have become boutique. Often we hear about them far in advance, as a key component of a film’s marketing, as was the case with <i>Mad</i> …

Science Fiction

5 Great Films Influenced By “The Dark Knight” That Aren’t Superhero Movies

Perhaps the most lauded superhero film ever, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight set what many consider to be an unreachable bar for all that …

Batman

Morning mail: Australia braces for same-sex survey result

Wednesday: The hotly awaited outcome of the postal vote on marriage equality will be released at 10am. Plus: can the Socceroos claim their place in Russia tonight?<p>Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Wednesday 15 November.<p>Top stories<p><b>The fate of</b> …

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Has Blade Runner 2049's failure killed off the smart sci-fi blockbuster?

Despite fantastic reviews, Denis Villeneuve’s brainy, big-budget sequel has not made enough money to launch a new universe at the multiplex • WARNING: This article contains plot spoilers for Blade Runner 2049<p>If there was ever a movie to leave you wanting more, it is Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner …

Science Fiction

Blade Runner 2049 Used Amazingly Detailed Miniature Sets to Bring Its Cities to Life

Despite 35 years of technological advancements separating <i>Blade Runner</i> and its sequel, the visual effects wizards who helped create the tired and worn …

Geek

Bright Wall/Dark Room November 2017: "Can the Maker Repair What He Makes?" by Dean Buckley

We are pleased to offer an except from the latest by online magazine <i>Bright Wall/Dark Room</i>, which now publishes content weekly but with a monthly …

Science Fiction

Weta’s BLADE RUNNER 2049 Miniatures Are Mind-Bogglingly Detailed

As you watched K aerially coast across the bleak cityscape of Los Angeles in the year 2049 in <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, you may have experienced a sense of …

Entertainment

Alcon Entertainment could lost $80 million on Blade Runner 2049

Despite garnering near-universal acclaim from critics, Denis Villeneuve’s <b>Blade Runner 2049</b> struggled to make much of an impact at the box office, …

Movies

Weta Workshop Making Blade Runner 2049 Miniatures Is Just The Best

This is beyond cool. Our mates over the ditch, Weta Workshop in New Zealand's "Wellywood" - Wellington - making incredible miniatures.<p>Weta's High …

Technology (Australia)

Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 wins over critics, loses at the box office

Big budget sequel hasn't even dented the top 10 highest-grossing films in Quebec<p>Quebec filmmaker ​Denis Villeneuve's latest project, <i>Blade Runner …

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Movies Watched, October 2017

The only movie I saw in theaters in October was Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049.” Apparently, a lot of people…

Denis Villeneuve

Blade Runner 2049 Director Denis Villeneuve Would ‘Love to work with Daniel’ on Future Bond Movie

Rumors have been circulating about <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> director Denis Villeneuve, who was said to be on the shortlist for Bond 25. The French Canadian …

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The 14 floppiest movie box office flops of 2017

<i>Sad.</i><p>Yesterday it was reported that <i>Blade Runner</i> <i>2049</i>‘s lower-than-expected box office takings <i></i>will cost its producers up to $80m. True, that’s not …

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'Compromises compromise': Merkel generation reinvents German romanticism

A new genre of German literature champions emotion and experience, but some worry ‘ultra-romanticism’ is fuelling an anti-liberal movement<p>Simon Strauss turned 17 the year Angela Merkel won her first election and has known no other German leader in his adult life. But there is little of his …

Literature