It’s grief over the thousands of structures and at least 33 lives lost so far; grief over another villain conspiring with Covid-19 to lock people indoors; grief that the orange-hued dystopia of Blade Runner is now a reality in smoky San Francisco ; grief over losing any sense of normalcy, or indeed a clear future.
Jokes abounded last fall when Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s new “Blade Runner pickup,” but the Cybertruck can drive up to 500 miles on a single charge and is available with one, two, or three motors.Like Musk, Scaringe does not think his company alone can solve the problem.
That’s called rotational frame-dragging—a massive object carries its past and future with it while it spins forward.The reason people say it doesn’t have any history is that its timeline gets pulled along, not entirely consensually, as the city bumbles into the future.
In an oral history of the movie that ran in Los Angeles magazine in 2007—I can’t find a link, but I saved a copy of the story because I am like that— Blade Runner ’s director Ridley Scott recounts that by the time they were ready to shoot the nighttime scene, they’d been working for 30 hours straight and the studio was about to pull the plug on him.
Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve is working on Dune show in addition to his Dune movie; the co-writer of Coco is about to go to Narnia; and Facebook is commissioning even more shows.
Adult Swim Is Giving Blade Runner the Anime TreatmentThe network will be airing 13 episodes of a 2032-set spinoff—just part of a broader cultural push toward anime.Warner Bros.It’s time once again to turn on The Monitor, WIRED’s roundup of the latest in the world of culture, from box-office news to release-date announcements.