Newswire: Ridley Scott reveals his vision for the opening scene of Blade Runner 2

The opening of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is iconic, evocative, and sets the stage for the film beautifully. There’s some very faint and moody sounds from Vangelis’ score, some agonizingly slow opening credits, a Star Wars-style crawl establishing the world of replicants and Blade Runners, and then, finally, it opens on a dramatic shot of Los Angeles in 2019. The city looks remarkably similar to how it does today—just with more pyramids and flying cars—but then the synthesizers really kick in and there’s a closeup of an eye, really selling the idea that this is a shitty-yet-awesome vision of the future.

Now, Ryan Gosling has signed on to star in director Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2, and Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard, so it seems like the long-in-the-works sequel is really happening. To mark this unexpected development …

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