Ridley Scott Will Now Detail the 'Blade Runner 2' Opening for You

November 18, 2015

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Ridley Scott may have handed off Blade Runner 2 so that he can concentrate on his Alien prequels, but it seems he's yet managing to force his little thumbs into this thing's eye-holes. Speaking recently at the AFI Festival, Scott went into detail as to what's being planned as the opening sequence to the sequel. He says that an intro first planned for his 1982 original is now being repurpose for the follow-up, and since he's the one guy allowed to give out whatever spoilers he wants, he explained the scene.

According to Slashfilm, he said:

We decided to start the film off with the original starting block of the original film. We always loved the idea of a dystopian universe, and we start off at what I describe as a 'factory farm' - what would be a flat land with farming. Wyoming. Flat, not rolling - you can see for 20 miles. No fences, just plowed, dry dirt. Turn around and you see a massive tree, just dead, but the tree is being supported and kept alive by wires that are holding the tree up. It's a bit like Grapes of Wrath, there's dust, and the tree is still standing. By that tree is a traditional, Grapes of Wrath-type white cottage with a porch. Behind it at a distance of two miles, in the twilight, is this massive combine harvester that's fertilizing this ground. You've got 16 Klieg lights on the front, and this combine is four times the size of this cottage. And now a spinner [a flying car] comes flying in, creating dust. Of course, traditionally chased by a dog that barks, the doors open, a guy gets out and there you've got Rick Deckard. He walks in the cottage, opens the door, sits down, smells stew, sits down and waits for the guy to pull up to the house to arrive. The guy's seen him, so the guy pulls the combine behind the cottage and it towers three stories above it, and the man climbs down from a ladder - a big man. He steps onto the balcony and he goes to Harrison's side. The cottage actually [creaks]; this guy's got to be 350 pounds. I'm not going to say anything else - you'll have to go see the movie.

And so we shall, Ridley. Because we have GOT to find out what happens with that stew!

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