Seeing as he’s the main character who is in the shadow of Harrison Ford in a film that follows up a cinematic masterpiece, it’s understandable that actor Ryan Gosling was initially hesitant about signing on for “Blade Runner 2049”.
Talking about the film recently with Malaysia’s At the Movies & BFM Radio, Gosling said all his concern was alleviated by the script which was penned by original “Blade Runner” scribe Hampton Fancher and rising acclaimed scribe Michael Green (“Logan,” “American Gods”):
“I was fortunate enough to have gotten to meet with Ridley and talk to him about it first while he was writing it [Blade Runner 2049 script]. So I knew that it was something he not only approved off but was actively involved in.
And Hampton Fancher, the original writer was also working on it with him so that was a good sign and then they sent it to Harrison when they were finished. He loved the script, so all my fears were gone, because who am I to say to them that this is not how the film should go? You know, they all felt that this is where the story would’ve led and I felt very excited to be a part of it.”
Denis Villeneuve helms the follow-up to Ridley Scott’s legendary 1982 sci-fi work which also released a bunch of new photos today which you can see below. Also below is an excerpt from Run The Jewels member EI-P of the original bit of score he wrote for the film’s trailer – a bit of score that was ultimately rejected.
“Blade Runner 2049” opens October 6th.