VFX Show 226: Blade Runner 2049

Jason Diamond, Mike Seymour and Matt Wallin take the Voight-Kampff test and talk replicants, ethics, Roger Deakins and visual effects in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner: 2049. Listen online for free at FX Guide.

Read about the Esper Machine from the original 1982 film.

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Below is the storyboarded opening sequence from the original Blade Runner. This scene was never shot but was clearly re-used for the opening sequence in 2049 with Ryan Gosling and Dave Bautista. Click on the images to enlarge. Scene goes from left to right through the nine pages. 

The VFX board for the original film's opening shot. 

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