The genre of Cyberpunk is not a new one. The genre pulls from the Punk subculture and early Hacker culture, while usually exploring the not-so-distant dystopian future of humanity. In film, it started with Blade Runner. The pencil and paper RPG Shadowrun has found success for years. Numerous films, tv shows, video games and nearly every other medium has dipped its toes into the Cyberpunk genre. While the genre seemed to hit its peak in the 90s, there’s been a solid resurgence in the interest of the genre. What cyberpunk-y goodness lies out there for fans to consume? Jack-in, Chummer.
Widely considered one of the best science fiction movies of all time, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner stunned audiences in 1982 with its arresting visual style, cerebral storyline and moving performances. For years, the idea of a Blade Runner sequel was considered the whimsical daydream of only the most naive of nerds, but now Blade Runner 2049 is happening and the internet is tripping over its crocs to figure out what shape the plot will take. Today, three more images from the film were released, and already we’re picking them apart for clues like crazed nerd vultures. (more…)
There are a lot of anticipated sequels coming out this year, but there’s one in particular that’s the subject of much fan speculation, anticipation, and yes, concern. Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the 1982 cult classic sci-fi noir from Ridley Scott, carries with it a universe of questions: Can it capture the spirit of the original? Is it a story that needed to be told, or is it another chance for a Hollywood studio to try and cash in on name recognition? How do you stay futuristic given the fact that the original Blade Runner is set two years from now and there’s nary a flying car to be seen? Maybe a new trailer will help answer those queries (but probably not). (more…)
Whether you like his politics or not, President Barack Obama is a unique president. OK, let’s get the obvious one out the way, he’s black. However, another unique feature that he has that not many presidents have had, is that he’s the first “millennial” president. He uses social media, he listens to current pop music, and he’s a loud and proud nerd.
There’s some interesting news for the Blade Runner sequel making the Internet rounds. Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford, and Ryan Gosling join director Denise Villeneuve to announce the official title and release date for the long-awaited, or long dreaded depending on your view-point on sequels. Check out the tweet below. (more…)
Word is that Jared Leto (Suicide Squad, Dallas Buyers Club) has joined the cast of director Denis Villeneuve‘s Blade Runner sequel. Leto joins an already bulging cast that includes Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Lenny James, Ana de Armas, Dave Bustista, David Dastmalchian, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Barkhad Abdi, and Hiam Abbass. Leto’s character is still under wraps and your guess is as good as ours whether he’ll be a Replicant or play another role. (more…)
It’s been 34 years since Ridley Scott‘s neo-noir classic hit theaters. You know what that means. Time for a reboot/remake/sequel! Contemplating such complicated questions such as: What does it mean to be human? and What is reality? Blade Runner was a forerunner to most modern sci-fi. Now, Scott prepares to dive back into the rich, pseudo-cyberpunk world he created, adapting a novel from everyone’s favorite sci-fi writer, Philip K. Dick (if he’s not your favorite, he should at least be tied for your favorite). Fans will get to revisit the Blade Runner universe even sooner than was previously announced, because the release date just got moved up. How soon will you be able to see the Blade Runner sequel in theaters? Well, read on down below to find out!
This is one of those projects that you’ll be forgiven for not believing that it will happen, until it actually happens, but we have another casting announcement about the Blade Runner sequel. Not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but it looks like this thing may be actually happening. Last week Robin Wright was announced to be joining the cast last week, which already includes Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in his epic return as Rick Deckard. The new member of the cast is himself no stranger to science fiction, franchises, or beating the odds. In other words, Dave Bautista is going to have a very busy year. (more…)
Sir Ridley Scott has a new film called The Martian coming out this weekend, so naturally everyone wants to talk about other films he has in development, specifically sequels/prequels/continuation of seminal sci-fi classics he made decades ago. Scott’s already talked about
Prometheus 2 Alien: Paradise Lost, which is rumored to be his very next film, but what about that Blade Runner sequel? Scott will not be directing that one – the duty will fall to Denis Villenueve – but Scott has been working diligently to develop the project and will stay on as a producer. But why? Why crank out a sequel to a film that most people think is fine and self-contained as it is? (more…)
It’s Friday, so it’s time for the week’s weirdest news item, and what could be weirder than a casting announcement for the bizarro sequel to a 33-year-old film that bombed at the box office when it originally came out? Well, that’s brutal because Blade Runner‘s become very well thought of the last three decades, which makes it very attractive to be sequelized in the here and now. Speaking of attractive, Ryan Gosling has now been added to the cast of the sequel. Gosling will join the returning Harrison Ford for the new Blade Runner, which will continue the story of Deckard, the Replicants, and a fascinating futuristic world now only four years away that looks nothing like our own. (more…)