This featurette, produced for the sci-fi conventions of the early 80’s, features director Ridley Scott, visual effects designer Douglas Trumbull and production designer Syd Mead talking about their (just-completed) Blade Runner.
Director Tony Scott, the veteran director-producer of stylish action-thrillers who with his brother Ridley Scott ran the prolific Scott Free Prods. banner, committed suicide Sunday by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge near San Pedro. He was 68.
Scott, the younger of the British brothers, was known for helming such blockbusters as 1986’s “Top Gun,” 1987’s “Beverly Hills Cop II” and 1995’s “Crimson Tide.” In recent years, he had been more active as a producer of film and TV fare through Scott Free. He had long been developing a “Top Gun” sequel as a directing vehicle, as well as a drama “Emma’s War” with Kennedy/Marshall Co. His last feature helming credit was 2010 Denzel Washington starrer “Unstoppable,” and he was a producer on Ridley Scott’s high-profile summer release “Prometheus.”
We’ve seen it. Oh Lordy, is all we’ll say for now.
Anyway, if you HAVE seen it, you’ll want to read Collider’s excellent interview with Ridley Scott. It contains answers to many of the questions you’ll have been asking since you left the cinema.
It also contains MASSIVE spoilers, so don’t – do not – follow the link unless you’ve seen the movie.
Whether you like that notion or not, the film won’t be along any time soon. In the meantime, there’s this: Xxit – a stunning Blade Runner fan-film made by the LA/Vancouver based Stargate Studios.
The latest in a series of director homages from Kees Van Dijkhuizen
Clips from: ‘The Duellists’, ‘Black Rain’, ‘1492: Conquest of Paradise’, ‘Alien’, ‘Kingdom of Heaven’, ‘A Good Year’, ‘Blade Runner’, ‘Matchstick Men’, ‘Body of Lies’, ‘Legend’, ‘Gladiator’, ‘American Gangster’, ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’, ‘Black Hawk Down’, ‘Thelma & Louise’, ‘Hannibal’, ‘White Squall’ and ‘G.I. Jane’.