Entertainment Weekly has released a whole bunch of “first look” Blade Runner 2049 pics in its cunningly titled “First Look” edition. As well as Ryan Gosling as LAPD Officer K and Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard there are also shots of director Denis Villeneuve and producer Ridley Scott on suitably stylish and detailed sets.
Among the titbits of info we get in the accompanying article is Ryan Gosling admitting, “Talking to Harrison fully clothed in a hot tub is an experience I never thought I’d have,” Gosling says, laughing. “If you had told me a few years ago, I wouldn’t have believed it.”
He also reckons, “They say never meet your heroes. But the addendum to that is: unless they’re Harrison Ford… Harrison didn’t start working until a month into production, so we had a lot of time to just imagine how that might be, and waiting for that moment to come, and hoping that we were making something that would be satisfying to him.” And when he did finally arrive on set, accompanied by some atmospheric mist that wasn’t ordered but could well have been, “It was just unmistakably him — even in silhouette, you couldn’t miss it — and it was just such a relief,” says Gosling. “He immediately put everyone at ease and went right to work.”
Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) and also starring Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Sylvia Hoeks, Ana de Armas, Carla Juri, David Dastmalchian, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James and Jared Leto, opens in the UK on 6 October 2017.