September 22, 2017
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Watch: Explore the Epic 'Blade Runner 2049' Set and Props in This BTS Video

Take a tour of the physical world of the much-anticipated sci-fi noir sequel.

The visual world of Blade Runner has influenced sci-fi films ever since its release in 1982, and the original film's look had a major impact on Denis Villeneuve. For Blade Runner 2049, Villeneuve insisted on practical sets and props to put his actors squarely in the dystopian world of Los Angeles thirty years after Ridley Scott's film.

In this BTS video, VICE Talks Film explores the physical sets and props of Blade Runner 2049, revealing the epic scale of the production to stay true to the vision of the original film while pushing the story even further. The BTS video also reveals several clips of pre-vis videos to demonstrate how the physical sets were designed to match the future VFX needs. Hear directly from Villeneuve along with production designer Dennis Gassner, supervising art director Paul Inglis, property master Doug Harlocker and more about how they made this future world a reality for the cameras.

VICE Talks Film went beyond the BTS video, talking to the current cast and crew as well as Ridley Scott himself about the lasting impact of the original Blade Runner, its influence on films, fashion, video games and music in the years since its release, and the durability of the story and visuals from a film made 35 years ago. Check out their thoughts in the video below.

Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters Oct. 6. If you can't wait that long, check out the prequel shorts and featurettes.      

Featured image: 'Blade Runner 2049'. Credit: Warner Bros.

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