Sequels have a tendency to downplay their ratings in an attempt to appeal to wider audiences, but thankfully Blade Runner 2049 will not be falling under that stereotype.
The film has officially received a R-rating for “violence, some sexuality, nudity, and language.” It looks like the sequel will be following closely behind Ridley Scott’s 1982 original film, which was also Rated R. Fans can rest assure that the film won’t be toning down its sci-fi action and suspense for its updated sequel.
Anticipation has been at an all-time high, especially with Sicario and Arrival mastermind Denis Villenueve spearheading the project. He has brought together a legendary team, including famed cinematographer Roger Deakins (Sicario, Skyfall, No Country For Old Men). The script is written by Michael Green (Logan, Alien: Covenant) and Hampton Fancher (the original Blade Runner). Johann Johannson will be reuniting with Villenueve – for the third time – to compose the film, but we’ve heard Hans Zimmer (Interstellar, Dunkirk) has been brought in to put his touch on the score as well.
The story is to take place 30 years after the first film, starring Ryan Gosling as a LAPD officer on the hunt for a missing Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford). Other than what the trailers suggest, the rest of the film has been undisclosed. With an October 6th release date, it seems that Warner Bros. may be yearning for some awards recognition. Although, they have already skipped the fall festival rotation, hoping to keep the film as confidential as possible.
Are you excited about a new Blade Runner film just around the corner? Do you think the R-Rating will prove successful like Deadpool, or will they suffer the loss of their younger sci-fi loving audiences? Let us know below!
Blade Runner 2049 will premiere October 6.