Sony Pictures’ Russian site has indicated that Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049” is set to clock in at a whopping two hours and forty-three minutes (163 minutes).
Even by blockbuster standards, that’s long. In recent times the only major wide releases of comparable length were Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” (161 minutes), Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” (168 minutes), and Chris Nolan’s “Interstellar” and Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (169 minutes each).
None of those though had the advantage that is Roger Deakins’ cinematography. The sequel is skipping the currently underway film festival season and will debut at the same time for everyone with a day-and-date release around much of the globe on October 6th.
The exact runtime has not been confirmed by Warner Brothers at this point.