Thursday, October 06, 2016

"Blade Runner 2049" - 'Deckard' is 'Nexus-Six'

Sir Ridley Scott, producer of director Denis Villeneue's "Blade Runner" sequel, "Blade Runner 2049", set 30 years after the original film, confirmed ex-cop 'Rick Deckard' (Harrison Ford), ordered to kill genetically engineered 'replicants', was also a synthetic:

Regarding Ford's age in the sequel, Scott said "Is he too old? Well, he was a 'Nexus-6' so we don't know how long he can live..."

Possibly as a grizzled, decaying recluse, haunted by the loss of replicant lover 'Rachael', his last line in the series, "...time to die..." ? 

Scott did reveal a scene from "Blade Runner 2049".

"...there’ll be a vast farmland where there are no hedges or anything in sight, 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, ‘cause it’s dawn. The harvester is as big as six houses. 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..."

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