With its large ensemble now set — featuring Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista, Carla Juri, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian and Hiam Abbass — Denis Villeneuve is nearing the start of shooting his Blade Runner sequel, in which he’ll reteam with cinematographer Roger Deakins. Considering the DP’s talent, it’s virtually guaranteed to be beautiful, but today we have our first actual hint at what we might see.
“[Hampton Fancher] told me that Blade Runner was a dream. We just have to dream again and not worry too much about logic. That removed so much pressure and gave me the key to move forward,” Villeneuve tells EW, who has debuted the first concept art. “The climate has gone berserk — the ocean, the rain, the snow is all toxic,” he adds, as we can see in the two pieces below, one of which features a snow blower of sorts that “destroys snow.” Unfortunately, we’re not going to get many more plot details than that, but the director does say, “Failure is not an option.”
Check out the pieces of art below.
Update: See another piece of concept art below.
The Blade Runner sequel arrives on October 6, 2017.