The long awaited sequel to Blade Runner is coming this fall, and today another trailer for the film dropped. It’s hard to say whether or not Blade Runner 2049 will be a worthy successor to the cyberpunk classic, but at the very least it’s going to look very, very pretty.
I mean, we’re getting teased more information about the film, but we still don’t know for sure what brings Ryan Gosling’s LAPD Officer K out to the middle of nowhere, where Harrison Ford’s Deckard has been hiding. I mean, it’s probably safe to assume it has to do with his history as a blade runner — but still. I guess we’ll all find out together.
So there’s a full trailer out now for Alien: Covenant, and in it we finally get a good look at a Xenomorph. Okay, so it’s only at the tail end that we get this clear view of the titular Alien, but it’s more than we got in the teaser trailer from a while back — so it’s not nothing.
There’s not a lot else to say about this though. I mean, it looks pretty decent, but it’s an Alien trailer, and that’s about it. You shouldn’t view that as a criticism, but the film is both an in-continuity prequel to the original while almost being a remake. The movie looks like it should, and that’s a good thing.
According to Variety, Fox has ordered a pilot of The Passage. Written by Elizabeth Heldens and executive produced by Ridley Scott, the show is based on the book of the same name by Justin Cronin.
The story of The Passage starts out looking like a government conspiracy thriller, but changes into a post-apocalyptic vampire story. The main character, named Amy, has to save the human race in a story that spans a century. So, y’know, small stakes stuff.
It’s an interesting concept, even if some of us are kind of getting tired of vampires. If it makes it out of the pilot stage, it might actually be worth watching.
So the problem with dropping a trailer on Christmas Eve is that some of us take the holiday weekend off and don’t notice it. Also, we kinda forgot there was a new Alien movie coming out this spring. What can we say, 2017 is going to be a busy year.
Anywho, the trailer for Alien: Covenant is here, and… well it’s an Alien trailer. The visuals look right, the cut is sufficiently scary… but like any trailer, it’s a highlight real spliced together by a separate team of editors than the actual production staff. So, it might be good? I mean, it’s coming out two weeks after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, so the competition in theaters is going to be stiff.
I guess we’ll find out when Alien: Covenant comes out on May 19, 2017.
The sequel to the dystopian scifi thriller Blade Runner may have taken forever to get here, but as next year slowly crawls up on us, the arrival of Blade Runner 2049 gets closer. And, to no one’s surprise, we now have a trailer for the film. For those living under a rock, in the sequel Ryan Gosling stars as LAPD Officer K, who is in search of the first film’s protagonist Deckard (played by the returning Harrison Ford). The teaser trailer doesn’t tell us much more than that, but it manages to look amazing.
Which is important, I guess.
I don’t know, it’s easy to get excited about sequels to films I grew up with. On the other hand, I got excited about Independence Day: Resurgence at one point too – and look how that turned out. I guess I’ll just keep my fingers crossed.
The Blade Runner sequel is one of those things where I can’t decide whether or not it’s a brilliant idea or a terrible one. But regardless of how it turns out, it’s a thing that is happening and we all have to be okay with it.
Anyway, this thing that is happening, and now we know who is going to actually be in it. Besides Harrison Ford (who is reprising his role from the original) and Ryan Gosling (who’s expected to play the lead), it’s now been confirmed that Dave Bautista and Robin Wright will also star. Audiences know Wright from House of Cards, and Bautista is, of course, best known for Guardians of the Galaxy.
The film is scheduled to go into production this summer with a script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Denis Villeneuve is directing the film, with Ridley Scott taking the role of executive producer. It’s a solid team, but making a sequel to Blade Runner is still a daunting task.
I guess we’ll all find out if they pull it out when Blade Runner 2 comes out on January 12, 2018.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie, we briefly discuss the live action Attack on Titan movie, the forthcoming Back to the Future Doc Brown short film, a new Doctor Who spinoff called Class, Prometheus 2 getting a new name, a possible Men in Black reboot sans Will Smith, we let Nick talk about Gundam (Iron Blooded Orphans), and the video game voice actors may end up striking.
“The beast is done. Cooked. I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it and I said, ‘I want to do it, it’s fantastic’. But after four , I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start.”
While the end of Prometheus (SPOILER ALERT AHEAD) featured the appearance of a xenomorph, it’s fairly clear that, for now, we won’t expect to see the little guys in the upcoming sequel or any other films that might follow. What can we expect? Scott has that answer.
“You’ll probably have to go with [Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw] and [Michael Fassbender’s android David] – without his head. Find out how he gets his head back on!”
So there you have it. Prometheus 2 is going to be a road comedy about a scientist and a headless android wandering the universe, getting into all sorts of wacky hijinks.
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