Flying Lotus scores new Blade Runner animated short

Flying Lotus scores new Blade Runner animated short

"Blade Runner Black Out 2022" will be released via the Sony Pictures Japan YouTube channel on September 26.

Shinichirō Watanabe, the director of beloved anime Cowboy Bebop, is set to direct Blade Runner 2022 Black Out-an animated prequel for the upcoming Denis Villeneuve live-action Blade Runner 2049.

The film is supposed to explain what happened from the original, Harrison Ford/Ridley Scott masterpiece, up to the new film, Blade Runner 2049. After the first film about the enigmatic antagonist of the film played by Jared Leto, this is the one dedicated to Dave Bautista, whose imposing stature will take on the role of the mysterious Sapper.

Sony Pictures Japan has dropped a teaser of the anime, which shows concept art, sketches, and a few seconds of animation.

None of the characters are familiar faces, though that's to be expected.

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Nowhere to Run, Bautista is then seen getting into a deadly fight with a group of guys who begin to harass his friend and her mother.

Villeneuve reteams with frequent cinematographer Roger Deakins for the sci-fi story with Ridley Scott as executive producer; Blade Runner scribe Hampton Fancher and Michael Green penned the screenplay for the sequel.

The cyclical nature of Blade Runner and the cyberpunk genre in anime is fascinating. Ghost in the Shell in 1995 led the pack, and would go on to influence American projects as well, notably The Matrix.

Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos.

The Blade Runner anime, titled Blade Runner Black Out 2022, will bring new elements to the franchise in its search to be something fresh instead of an imitation.

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