Ridley Scott describes a scene from Blade Runner sequel

It sounds a visual treat

After melting our eyes with the jaw-dropping loveliness of some of Prometheus ’s visuals, Ridley Scott looks set to repeat the trick on the forthcoming sequel to Blade Runner , from which the director has described a potential scene.

Scott was asked by Collider what kind of visuals he’ll be employing on the Blade Runner sequel, and rather than attempting to explain any general design aesthetic, the director jumped in and outlined a specific scene.

“There’ll be a vast farmland where there are no hedges or anything in sight,” says Scott, “and it’s flat like the plains of - where’s the Great Plains in America? Kansas, where you can see for miles. And it’s dirt, but it’s being raked. On the horizon is a combine harvester which is futuristic with klieg lights, because it’s dawn.”

“The harvester is as big as six houses,” he continues. “In the foreground is a small white clapboard hut with a porch as if it was from Grapes Of Wrath . From the right comes a car, coming in about six feet off the ground being chased by a dog. And that’s the end of it, I’m not gonna tell you anything else.”

All of which sounds pretty enticing to us. No matter what else you say about Prometheus , it looks an absolute treat, and if Scott can reproduce that for the Blade Runner sequel, we won’t be disappointed. No release date is in place as yet, but from the sound of how things are progressing, one should arrive sooner rather than later.


George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.


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