Ridley Scott has recently been approached by Collider and asked about the visuals we could expect to see in his upcoming sequel to the much beloved Blade Runner. Rather than go into design specifics he instead just describes the beginning of a particular scene from the film. From what I gather I believe it is the opening scene but whether it is or not has yet to be disclosed.
Scott says that the scene takes place in the middle of nowhere and“there’ll be a vast farmland where there are no hedges or anything in sight and it’s flat like the plains of – where’s the Great Plains in America? Kansas, where you can see for miles. And it’s dirt, but it’s being raked. On the horizon is a combine harvester which is futuristic with klieg lights, because it’s dawn.”
He continues to describe how “the harvester is as big as six houses. In the foreground is a small white clapboard hut with a porch as if it was from Grapes Of Wrath. From the right comes a car, coming in about six feet off the ground being chased by a dog. And that’s the end of it, I’m not gonna tell you anything else.”
Regardless of how you felt about Prometheus, it demonstrated that Scott can make an absolutely beautiful film so it can be safe to assume that our jaws are going to be dropping for the Blade Runner sequel. I am curious as to see how to new movie will relate to the original 1982 film. In Prometheus we saw a rather large number of kick-backs to Alien (perhaps an excessive amount) which leads me to wonder what to expect from this new movie as far as references to the original. At this point not a whole lot is known about the film though so it is a little difficult to speculate. One way or another I am incredibly excited about this bad-boy!
So what do you think about the scene he described? What do you think is going to take place in the movie? Leave your thoughts and predictions in the comments below! One way or another I am incredibly excited about this movie.