Blade Runner 2049 may have floundered at the box office, but that doesn’t make Denis Villeneuve‘s long-awaited sequel p to the iconic Ridley Scott sci-fi classic any less of a stunning technical achievement. Indeed, the film is on track to get some awards attention, most obviously for Roger Deakins‘ gorgeous cinematography but it has landed on the shortlist for a few technical awards, including Best Original Score and Outstanding Visual Effects.
The artists at Rodeo FX completed 75 VFX shots in Blade Runner 2049, continuing a long-running collaboration between Villeneuve and the FX studio. They first collaborated on Villeneuve’s 2011 Best Foreign Language Picture nominee Incendies and have since reteamed on Enemy and Arrival. Ahead of this Academy Award nominations, Rodeo has shared a breakdown of the seamless work on Blade Runner 2049 from VFX supervisor John Nelson and his team, including the film’s dystopian landscapes and surreal settings. Check it out in the video below.
For more on Blade Runner 2049, check out the links below.
- ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Writers on the Ending, If Deckard Is a Replicant, and Ridley Scott’s Involvement
- ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Composer Benjamin Wallfisch on the Unique Score, Experimenting, & Vangelis
- 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.