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HARRISON FORD REVISITS RICK DECKARD ROLE IN “BLADE RUNNER 2049”

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(L-R) RYAN GOSLING as K and HARRISON FORD as Rick Deckard in Alcon EntertainmentÕs sci fi thriller ÒBLADE RUNNER 2049 in association with Columbia Pictures, domestic distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures and international distribution by Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Harrison Ford, who turned Blade Runner’s Rick Deckard into one of his most indelible onscreen portraits now reprises the role in Columbia Pictures’ futuristic action-thriller Blade Runner 2049.

(Watch the film’s spot titled Stunning Review athttp://youtu.be/081x20mMYFY.)

The highly awaited follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1980s original classic,Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Academy Award-nominee Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival).

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Producer Ridley Scott recalls that when he initially contacted Ford about returning to the role of Deckard, “I think he might have been a little skeptical. Then I sent him the script and he said, ‘Ridley, this is wonderful. Correction: this is the best script I’ve ever read.’”

In addition to loving the script, Ford says, “It’s kind of fun to play a character 30 years later. In a way, I’m used to trying on old clothes,” he smiles, “and happily they still fit, so I didn’t have any apprehensions about playing Deckard again.”

It was not possible to make a ‘Blade Runner’ follow-up without Harrison Ford, of course,” states Villeneuve. “For me, it was a huge privilege to work with him because he is someone who is linked with the birth of my love for cinema; I was raised on his movies. First, I had to get rid of the nerves of meeting one of my childhood heroes, but he broke the ice very quickly by being one of the most warm, charming, generous and humble artists I’ve ever met. And directing him, for me, was like going back to film school because he has so much experience and gives so much thought to the acting process in a way I very rarely encounter. We had the most beautiful discussions about how to approach this character he hasn’t seen in so many years.”

Within the story, no one has seen Deckard in 30 years. Ford says, “Deckard has gone through tragic events since the last film. But he was also charged with the protection of certain secrets he had and felt morally obligated to protect those secrets, so he made himself absent. He knew he was being hunted, so he went into hiding in a place no one would expect him to go. A dangerous place. And he’s been living a very lonely, singular life.”

However, Gosling offers, “Deckard is a significant person of interest in the case my character is trying to solve. K sets out to find him, seeking to get answers to questions that have become very personal to him.”

K tracks Deckard down,” says Ford. “What transpires between the two of them is extremely compelling. It’s a very brave storyline. What I like most is the emotional context, which I think is very valuable.”

Gosling beams with praises for his co-star, noting, “Harrison is a great filmmaker. There is a reason the majority of his films have become iconic and why so many of them are revisited time after time. He is the constant in all of those equations. There are many ways to play any given scene, but when you work with Harrison, you realize there’s only one great way. And he’s already figured it out before anyone else.”

Opening in Philippine cinemas and IMAX on Friday, October 6Blade Runner 2049 is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

JARED LETO DEVASTATES YOU BLIND IN “BLADE RUNNER 2049”

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Jared Leto in Blade Runner 2049 in association with Columbia Pictures, domestic distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures and international distribution by Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Coming off a provocative performance as The Joker in last year’s blockbuster Suicide Squad, Oscar-winner Jared Leto now portrays the enigmatic Niander Wallace, whose soft-spoken manner thinly veils his ruthless ambition, in Columbia Pictures’ futuristic action-thriller Blade Runner 2049.

The highly awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1980s original classic,Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Academy Award-nominee Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival).

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Niander Wallace’s obsessive quest to create the perfect replicant—totally compliant and unquestioning of human authority—resulted in the creation of the latest model, the Nexus 9.  Wallace see replicants as necessary for the survival of humanity…but he can only make so many.  Years before, his breakthroughs in genetically modified foods had brought the planet back from the brink of irrevocable global famine.  Trading on that debt, he was able to barter for the end of the replicant prohibition and, in the process, gain incalculable wealth…and untold power.

Cast in the role of Wallace, Jared Leto remarks, “I maybe have a different perspective on Niander Wallace than others would.  He is the guy who saved the world from starvation, so I don’t think his ego is too far out of control for someone who literally saved the planet.  He is someone who willed himself to power through really hard work and rigorous study.  Wallace is a genius and he’s also a bit of a madman, which he’d have to be.  He’s so fascinating and complex.  It was a really seductive role.”

Leto reveals that his connection to the “Blade Runner” universe goes back to “when I was very young and saw it on VHS.  There are films that come along and, for one reason or another, strike a chord.  They affect you in some way and change how you see the world.  ‘Blade Runner’ was a film that had a big impact on me and has always stuck with me.  There was something about it that spoke to me as a kid that I couldn’t let go of.  So it’s always had a special place in my heart and it’s something I’ve looked to for inspiration over the years.”

“Niander Wallace is a tough part to play because you have to deal with a lot of difficult dialogue.  It required an actor who could embrace those speeches and bring them to life with a strength and poetry.  And what can I say?  I chose a rock star and he just blew us away,” states Villeneuve, who adds that he appreciated Leto’s total immersion in every facet of the role.  “I had heard how Jared embodies his character and I wondered what he would do about Wallace, with regard to him being blind.  He came in and he was blind…he acted blind.”

In researching that aspect of his role, Leto spent time with people who were visually impaired, observing things like how they navigate a specific space or interact in conversation.  “I could feel that Jared was someone who was deeply passionate and very serious about what he was doing,” says Villeneuve.  “He was 100 percent committed.”

Correspondingly, Leto had nothing but praise for Villeneuve, commenting, “Denis is a rare artist.  What I love about him is that he’s eternally fascinated and enthusiastic and curious by nature.  He’s completely in the moment with the actors and there’s a sense of discovery and excitement around him that’s very compelling.  I found him to be just an incredible director and I’m truly thankful that I had the chance to do this film with him.”

Opening in Philippine cinemas and IMAX on Friday, October 6,Blade Runner 2049 is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

WATCH THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL TV SPOT FROM “BLADE RUNNER 2049”

Blade Runner 2049

Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star in Alcon EntertainmentÕs sci fi thriller BLADE RUNNER 2049 in association with Columbia Pictures, domestic distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures and international distribution by Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Check out new footage of Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in the first international TV spot for Columbia Pictures’ Blade Runner 2049 now at https://youtu.be/1aSrhePfyew.

The highly awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1980S original classic,Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Academy Award-nominee Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival) and opens in Philippine cinemas onFriday, October 6, 2017.

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

The film also stars Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian and Hiam Abbass.

Blade Runner 2049 will be distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

 

“BLADE RUNNER 2049” TEASER POSTERS TAKE YOU TO THE FUTURE

blade runner 2049, ryan gosling

Columbia Pictures has just unveiled the teaser posters for Blade Runner 2049, the highly awaited sequel to the classic Blade Runner.

Check out the companion posters separately featuring stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, and watch Blade Runner 2049 in Philippine cinemas October 11, 2017.

The film is directed by Academy Award-nominee Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival).

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

The film also stars Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian and Hiam Abbass.

Blade Runner 2049 will be distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.