Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Blade Runner Is Getting A Short Anime From Cowboy Bebop Director

Blade Runner Is Getting A Short Anime From Cowboy Bebop Director

Bottled at 49% abv - a nod to 2049, the year in which the new film is set - it is also stronger than the standard Black Label (40% abv).

Ahead of the October 6 release, Warner Bros. has been shedding light on the film's backstory, fleshing out characters such as Jared Leto's Niander Wallace and Dave Bautista's Sapper Morton. Over thirty years have passed since the events of the first film, but two of the three announced Blade Runner short films have already fleshed out the story and bridged the gap.

Ah yes, if this is any indication, Blade Runner 2049 is going to be some high-brow sci-fi, my friends. Flying Lotus tweeted about the new film last night.

Blade Runner Black Out 2022 is set to hit Sony Picture Japan's YouTube channel on September 26. We're about to find out, as Denis Villeneuve's hotly anticipated sequel, Blade Runner 2049 is now just under a month away from release.

The cyclical nature of Blade Runner and the cyberpunk genre in anime is fascinating.

I'm loving the original marketing for Blade Runner 2049, whether it's from Warner Bros.' distribution wing here in the States or Sony Pictures Entertainment in Japan. The film produced by Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Bud Yorkin, and Cynthia Yorkin, and executive produced by Ridley Scott, Tim Gamble, Frank Giustra, Yale Badick, Val Hill, and Bill Carraro.

"As an anime professional, the film that's had the greatest influence on me has to be Blade Runner", he says in the short video below (as translated by SoraNews 24). So it's fitting that Blade Runner would eventually become an anime as well.

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