Cowboy Bebop creator working on anime Blade Runner

Calvin Saunders
September 17, 2017

The Hollywood Reporter writes that director Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 is tracking for a $40 Million-plus opening weekend in North America. And now we have 2048: Nowhere to Run, the second of three shorts, this time showcasing Dave Bautista's replicant character Sapper. What he is referring to in the bottle is a futuristic design inspired by the Johnnie Walker Black Label iconic prop from the original Blade Runner film. "I was watching the old blade runner (sic) every night earlier in the year and they hit me up to do this project on a rare rainy day n la (Los Angeles)", he wrote. As you could probably guess, this will be a cinematic segue between the events of the original film and the forthcoming Blade Runner 2049.

Flying Lotus revealed during July's NY premiere of his film Kuso that he was working on a collaboration with famed animé director Shinichirō Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo).

Denis Villeneuve has created a limited-edition whisky for Blade Runner 2049.

Cygames Pictures also released a really cool video showing samples of some of the artwork and previews of the animation for the film.

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Sean Young 35 years later is shooting scenes for the"Blade Runner sequel

"As an anime professional, the film that's had the greatest influence on me has to be Blade Runner".

Over 35 years since Blade Runner came out, its sequel is nearly upon us. Blade Runner 2049 debuts in cinemas on 6 October (17). As a result, Villeneuve brought in Ridley's son, Luke Scott, to create two of these shorts.

Nerds, rejoice. As the new Blade Runner movie inches closer and closer, we need something to tie us over in the interim. The production of Blade Runner is believed to have cost at least $100 million.

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