Amazon officially launches “Blade Runner” called Blade runner 2099 (“Blade Runner 2099”). The series will be a continuation of the feature film “Blade Runner 2049” Danny Villeneuve, released in 2017. The limited series was executive produced by Ridley Scott, who directed the original 1982 film. Written by Silka Louise (Shining Girls). This is reported by Deadline.
Still from the movie “Blade Runner” with Harrison Ford
“The original [movie] Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, is regarded as one of the best and most influential sci-fi films of all time, and we're thrilled to bring Blade Runner 2099 to our global Prime Video customers,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios.
“We are honored to present this sequel to the Blade Runner franchise and are confident that by teaming with Ridley, Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free Productions and the extremely talented Silka Louise, Blade Runner 2099″ will support the intellectual themes and spirit of the predecessor films.”
“Blade Runner” 1982 film adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, set in a dystopian Los Angeles in 2019, where synthetic humans known as replicants are bioengineered to work in space colonies. When a group of fugitive advanced replicants escape back to Earth, a police officer reluctantly agrees to hunt them down. Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Edward James Olmos.
In the 2017 sequel set in 2049, Ryan Gosling plays the role of a blade runner who uncovers a secret that threatens to destabilize society. Ford and Olmos reprise their roles from the original, and it also stars Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.
As noted in the title of Blade Runner 2099, the latest installment in the neo-noir sci-fi franchise will take place 50 years after the film's sequel.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with our friends at Amazon. And we're thrilled to continue expanding the Blade Runner world with Cilka's provocative storyline,” added Alcon Entertainment co-executives and co-founders Andrew Kosovo and Broderick Johnson.
“Viewers have experienced a brilliant vision for the first time Ridley Scott for Blade Runner 40 years ago, and it has since become one of the most influential sci-fi films of all time. Denis Villeneuve's next sequel, “Blade Runner 2049”, went on to become one of the best reviewed sequels of all time. So, we realize that we have a very high bar.”
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