Set decoration, production design, and prop work are some of the most fascinating and underappreciated elements of below-the-line work in filmmaking. It takes a village to create an on-screen universe, especially one as rich in detail as the iconic cyberpunk landscapes of Blade Runner.
Adam Savage got to live every fan’s dream and step into the world of Blade Runner by visiting the set of Denis Villeneuve‘s sequel, Blade Runner 2049, during filming. While there he got to tour around the sets, getting an up-close look at the vehicles, weapons, and all manner of immersive set decoration on display. Check it out and get a look at the level of detail that goes into a production like this in the videos below.
For the essential post-viewing reading for Blade Runner 2049, check out our coverage in the links below:
- ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Composer Benjamin Wallfisch on the Unique Score, Experimenting, & Vangelis
- Jared Leto on ‘Blade Runner 2049’, If Deckard’s a Replicant, ‘Tron’, and ‘Suicide Squad 2’
- Rian Johnson & Denis Villeneuve Talk ‘Blade Runner 2049’ in Spoiler-Filled Conversation
- The Future Is Female: How ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Uses Gender
- ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Writers Tease an Alternate Take on the Ending
Here’s the official synopsis for Blade Runner 2049:
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.