The Replicant: Inside the Dark Future of Blade Runner 2049 Video Description

Millions of dollars went into re-creating the look and feel of the original film—and all without relying on too much green-screen chicanery. “So many science fiction films all look the same, because the effects are done by rote,” says 2049 cinematographer Roger Deakins. “We were desperate to create our own world.” Step up to Deckard’s windows, for instance, and you see that the hazy high-rises surrounding his home are towering illustrated backdrops that wrap around the stage. Nearby, there’s an enormous Vegas-like nightclub in which a skinny-era Elvis, surrounded by feather-adorned showgirls and iced champagne bottles, crooned “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Outside, there’s a giant lot strewn with mini mountains of rusted beams and oil barrels, as well as a warehouse where crew members are hosing down one of several “spinners”—the insectlike police cars that served as Deckard’s transport in the original and have been upgraded for the sequel. “We wanted the vehicles to have a more chiseled, angular, graphic strength,” says production designer Dennis Gassner, who oversaw the design of the new spinner. “It’s a harsher world than in the first film, both environmentally and stylistically.”

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