Michael Green and Hampton Fancher wrote the screenplay to Blade Runner 2049, and as it turns out, the planned ending was a departure from the ending that hit the big screen. (Spoilers ahead, obviously.)
The new movie ends on a bittersweet – but mostly happy – note. Though Agent K (Ryan Gosling) has died of his wounds, he takes comfort in the fact that he was able to help reunite Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) with his daughter as hope is renewed for Replicants. Talking to The Los Angeles Times, Fancher said that his ending would have killed Deckard off instead:
“In my script, Deckard died at the end, but [Green had] him live. The first time Ridley and I ever considered doing a second Blade Runner, in 1986 or whatever it was, I came up with an idea about Deckard and his next job — and it’s kind of horrifying what happens in my little fantasy. Now that Deckard lives, that idea is back in my head. But I’m not going to tell you what it is.”
Obviously, they won’t go into details as long as a follow-up of some kind is on the table, but it’s interesting to hear that the original pitch for Blade Runner 2 could end up serving as the basis for a third Blade Runner movie.
Blade Runner 2049 is now playing in theaters. Its cast includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Hiam Abbass, Barkhad Abdi, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Jared Leto, Edward James Olmos, and Robin Wright.
Source: The Los Angeles Times
7 Movies Still Worth Catching In Theaters In 2017
The summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing films still coming out this year! It just opened the fall box office with a bang, earning the highest opening for a horror film, and there are quite a few films set to follow its lead. The holiday season in particular is always a great time for movies, with Oscar contenders and big-budget family-friendly movies being released simultaneously.
Of course, the movies on this list aren’t the only films coming out this year — they’re just some of the ones with the biggest marketing budget, making it easier for people to know they are coming out soon. So, if none of these movies seem interesting to you, do a little research and see if there are any great independent or foreign films coming to your local theaters!
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