Blade Runner 2049 has all the things audiences love: sci-fi nerdiness, references to the original film, Harrison Ford and – most importantly – Ryan Gosling.
But director Denis Villeneuve still isn’t sure about how audiences will react to his sequel to the 1982 cult classic.
Speaking at a special Blade Runner event to celebrate the original film, Denis told the audience what he could about Blade Runner 2049, due out on October 6
And whilst he was more than a little vague on the deets, he did admit that his iteration is a ‘very different movie’ to Ridley Scott’s original.
‘It was my goal to pay homage, be faithful to the atmosphere, the rhythm, the poetry of the first movie,’ the 49-year-old Canadian director hinted.
‘But at the same time I’m a totally different filmmaker, so it’s a different movie.’
Earlier in the month Denis compared Jared Leto’s performance as blind scientist Npiander Wallace to ‘Jesus walking into a temple‘ – a pretty big accolade, sure, but that hasn’t stopped him wondering what other will think of the movie as a whole.
When asked what he thinks people will make of Blade Runner 2049, he said that, as he had only finished putting the final touches to the movie a month ago, he was ‘too close’ to the movie to be able to give an opinion – but he sure is anticipating what you all think of it.
‘I have no idea how you people will react,’ he admitted. ‘Honestly I finished the movie a month ago, so you will be the ones able to describe it, you will be the ones to put words on it.’
If that enigmatic response doesn’t make you want to go see it, we don’t know what will.