Dave Bautista on ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and Working with Roger Deakins

     October 6, 2017

With director Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 (which I absolutely loved) opening in North America on October 6th, the other day I got to sit down with Dave Bautista for an exclusive video interview. During our spoiler-free conversation he talked about getting to work with Director of Photography Roger Deakins, how he’s been talking about the movie when everything is so secretive, why he didn’t want to read the full script, and a lot more.

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Image via Alcon Entertainment / Warner Bros.

As most of you know, the highly anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic takes place 30 years after the events of the first film and stars Ryan Gosling as a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, who unearths a secret that leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, with Harrison Ford reprising the iconic role. Blade Runner scribe Hampton Fancher and Michael Green (Logan) penned the screenplay. The film also stars Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, and Mackenzie Davis.

Check out what Dave Bautista had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about. Finally, at this year’s Comic-Con, I did a great  interview with Villeneuve, so if you’d like to see us talk about how he doesn’t believe in a lot of dialogue, his editing process, only shooting with one camera with no coverage, and so much more, click here to check that one out. You can also click here to read the very positive reactions from people that have seen the film.

Dave Bautista:

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    Image via Alcon Entertainment / Warner Bros.

    Explains his reasons why he didn’t want to read the full script.

  • How has he been describing his role in the film to friends?
  • What was it like working with Roger Deakins?
  • Why he doesn’t watch playback on set.
  • Did he “borrow” Ryan Gosling’s coat from set?

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