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blade-runner-2-movieIn conversation with Collider, the French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners and Enemy) commented on taking over a legacy film like Blade Runner. In regards to the importance of the film to viewers around the world, Villeneuve assured fans of the property that he is aware of the concerns involved in making Blade Runner 2, stating:

“When I heard that Ridley Scott wanted to do another movie in the Blade Runner universe, at first my reaction was that it’s a fantastic idea, but it may be a very bad idea. I’m among the hardcore fans of Blade Runner. Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies of all time. It’s a movie that is linked with my love and passion for cinema.”

Despite said reservations as an acolyte of the original feature, Villeneuve went on to address his excitement about the project and his intentions behind the camera, commenting:

“I’m totally aware of the huge challenge. It’s a risk I know that every single fan who walks into the theater will walk in with a baseball bat. I’m aware of that and I respect that, and it’s okay with me because it’s art. Art is risk, and I have to take risks. It’s gonna be the biggest risk of my life but I’m okay with that. For me it’s very exciting; it’s just so inspiring, I’m so inspired. I’ve been dreaming to do sci-fi since I was 10 years old, and I said ‘no’ to a lot of sequels. I couldn’t say ‘no’ to Blade Runner. I love it to much, so I said, ‘Alright fuck it, I will do it and give everything I have to make it great.’”