Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Plot: Los Angeles, 2049. In this rain-soaked, toxic snow-encrusted environment, a new world order of obedient replicants has arisen. Having taken the baton from the now defunct Tyrell Corporation, designer Wallace (Jared Leto) is leading the way. However, there are older models still on the streets. Police Officer K (Ryan Gosling) is tasked by boss Joshi (Robin Wright) with hunting them down and retiring them. A clue from a dead replicant leads him to take a journey into the past and one of self-discovery, which may be connected to long-missing former Blade Runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford).

Director: Denis Villeneuve.

Writing Credits: Hampton Fancher & Michael Green.

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto & Mark Arnold.

Music by: Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer.

Cinematography by: Roger Deakins

Genre: Sci-Fi | Thriller

Budget: $180 million

Filming Dates: 19 July 2016 – 22 November 2016

Filming Locations: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ was primarily filmed in Budapest, at Origo and Korda Studios, although additional shooting also took place in Spain, Iceland, Mexico, and Nevada in the United States.

Release Date: October 6, 2017 (USA)

Box Office: $267,691,236 (Worldwide)

Runtime: 163 minutes

MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence, some sexuality, nudity and language.

Robin Wright as Lieutenant Joshi

In ‘Blade Runner 2049’, Robin Wright portrays LAPD Lieutenant Joshi, K’s (Ryan Gosling) no-nonsense boss, whose orders to the blade runner prove she will do whatever is necessary to maintain order.
Wright offers, “Joshi understands the stakes—she knows that a discovery of this magnitude could, as she puts it, ‘break the world.’  But she’s also concerned about K. She is aware something is wrong and senses that he might be holding something back.  Nevertheless, she can’t let her concerns get in the way of her job.”

Director Dennis Villeneuve states, “Robin Wright is a wonderful actress who established a very commanding authority figure as Lt. Joshi.  But it was also important to show that Joshi has a compassionate side, especially in her dealings with K, and Robin was able to convey that in a subtle way that fit the character.”

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