Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written...
Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. A sequel to the 1982 film Blade Runner, the film stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, with Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto in supporting roles. Edward James Olmos also briefly reprises his role as Gaff. Set thirty years after the first film, Gosling plays K, a blade runner who uncovers a secret that threatens to instigate a war between humans and replicants.
Because the sequel adopts the timeline of the original Blade Runner, which is set in 2019, just two years after the date of release of the sequel, the sequel is also a work of alternate history fiction that adopts the technological advancements of the first movie occurring between 1982 and 2019, while also disregarding many of the actual developments of the era, such as the ubiquity of flat-panel displays, the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the collapse of Pan Am.
Principal photography took place between July and November 2016, mainly in Budapest, Hungary. Blade Runner 2049 premiered in Los Angeles on October 3, 2017 and was released in the United States in 2D, 3D and IMAX on October 6, 2017. The film was praised by critics for its performances, direction, cinematography, musical score, production design, and faithfulness to the original film. Despite positive reviews, the film was a box office disappointment, grossing just $92 million in North America and $259 million worldwide.