- 27 Dec 17
The director of the Alien franchise addressed his feelings towards Denis Villeneuve's follow-up to his work on Blade Runner.
According to Sir Ridley Scott, Blade Runner 2049 was far too long. The English film director said:
"I have to be careful what I say. It was fucking way too long. Fuck me! And most of that script's mine."
Clocking in at a hefty two hours and forty four minutes - Blade Runner 2049 is almost an hour longer than Ridley Scott's original film. It's length is regarded as a deliberate effort by Villeneuve to tell a slow and methodical detective story. However, despite the excellent 87% average on Rotten Tomatoes, the film struggled at the box office for a wide variety of reasons.
Ridley Scott also said to media outlet, Vulture, that certain plot elements from Blade Runner 2049 stemmed from his own involvement. Among these ideas, included the plot thread of a film centering on the child of Rick Deckard and Rachael, as well as the idea of Officer K having a romantic entanglement with a piece of artificial intelligence.