Images from Syd Mead and Ridley Scott’s Out-of-Print BLADE RUNNER Sketchbook

     December 30, 2011

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Blade Runner was released almost 30 years ago, but it seems like new material will always continue to surface, and now director Ridley Scott and production designer Syd Mead’s out-of-print Blade Runner sketchbook has gone online.  It would cost you hundreds of dollars to buy a used version, but some good-hearted human being has decided to take his rare copy, scan the pages, and post them online.  I haven’t watched Blade Runner in years so I don’t really have any favorite images from the sketchbook (although I can certainly continue to appreciate Mead’s brilliant designs).  But for fans of Scott’s classic sci-fi flick, this a must-see.

Hit the jump to read the entire book, which includes artwork for sequences and concepts that were never filmed (like Tyrell’s Cyrpto-Crypt and Zhora’s Orgasma Mask).  Scott plans to revisit the world of Blade Runner for his next movie, and he says “it’s liable to be a sequel.”

Images via The Playlist [via Comics Alliance]

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