Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner was subject to a recut mandated by the studio – changing the ending and adding an unnecessary voice-over to some scenes – and the director later revised his iconic sci-fi film multiple times to suit his vision. Apparently, Denis Villenueve is sidestepping that problem altogether by claiming that the version of Blade Runner 2049 that hits theaters is his director’s cut.
Speaking on Europe Plus, Villenueve has stated that the movie going into theaters was strictly his vision – one without studio interference – although he jokingly explains that there could still be alternate versions of the film that get released:
“The thing is, the movie you’re going to see is the director’s cut. There will be no further … maybe there’ll be a ‘studio version’ [laughs], maybe a producer version, but not a director’s version. That’s my director’s cut. So I don’t think there will be further versions. If there are alternate versions, they’re not from me.”
Alternate cuts of the film most likely shouldn’t be expected, but given that the movie was apparently nearly four hours long, there should be an abundance of deleted scenes when the movie hits Blu-Ray.
Blade Runner 2049 will show audiences things they won’t believe on October 6, 2017. 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.
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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