Blade Runner 2049 Won't Have Director's Cut, Confirms the Director

Posted 2017/09/24 0 0

The film was so well planned that little was left on the cutting room floor.


According to director Dens Villeneuve’s comments on the new film in his interview with Europe Plus, fans won’t have to wait for a special release to see the “Director’s Cut” of Blade Runner 2049. The reason for that is simple: the film that will debut in theaters on October 6 IS director Denis Villeneuve's Director's Cut. Here’s what he had to say about the theatrical release:

“The thing is, the movie you’re going to see is the director’s cut. There will be no further … maybe there’ll be a ‘studio version’ [laughs], maybe a producer version, but not a director’s version. That’s my director’s cut. So I don’t think there will be further versions. If there are alternate versions, they’re not from me.”

Villeneuve also shared that if you haven’t seen the 1982 classic, you’ll still be able to understand Blade Runner 2049, which makes sense, considering the world-changing events that take place in the 30 years between the two films.

“We did our best to make a movie that will be a standalone, meaning that if you haven’t seen the first movie you will still enjoy my movie,” explained the director. “People will still understand the movie even if they haven’t seen the first one. I will recommend to see the first movie because it is a fantastic movie. I have a pure love for the first movie and it’s still a movie that holds today. It didn’t age.”

Blade Runner 2049 picks up thirty years after the events of the original. Taking place in Los Angeles in 2049 (hence the title), it follows a young Blade Runner named Officer K (Ryan Gosling) who uncovers a secret that forces him to go on a search for Harrison Ford's Rick Deckard, who has been missing and presumed dead since the events of the original movie, and STILL may or may not be a replicant.

The movie carries a hefty price tag ($185 million) and protracted runtime (163 minutes, 11 of which are reserved for the credits). Villeneuve is said to have had a high degree of creative control over the long-awaited sequel, which was written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Warner Bros. will release it theatrically on October 6.