Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve has confirmed that Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment’s upcoming sequel “Blade Runner 2049” will follow the tone of Ridley Scott’s original and will stick with an R rating.
Speaking with Screen Daily, Villeneuve not only confirmed the rating but added that it would be one of the most expensive R-rated movies made:
“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.”
Saying everything we want to hear, Villeneuve says he utilised very little green screen during filming on the project which wrapped in late November:
“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.”
The filmmaker also teased that there could be the potential for further sequels in the series down the line:.
“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.”
Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto star in “Blade Runner 2049” which opens in cinemas on October 6th 2017.