THE CARS AND GUNS OF BLADE RUNNER – 3MINUTE KUSTOMS

THE CARS AND GUNS OF BLADE RUNNER – 3MINUTE KUSTOMS – Fireball checks out the Movie car Collection at the Petersen Museum. Spots Blade Runner cars and Guns.

BLADE RUNNER CARS… Today’s MOVIE RIDES

A few shots from back in the day (Early 90’s). This one, on the lot at Disney Florida. Just sitting there, collecting dust, rain and falling apart.

 

Syd’s Rendering of the Armadillo…

 

A few shots given to me by my buddy, Gene Winfield…

   

See the Car from SLEEPER? On Gene’s lot in the Mojave.

The CARS of BLADE RUNNER 2049…

Being a Hollywood Car Designer for many years, I’ve gotten a chance to create some fun vehicles. And although I did not work on Blade Runner 2049, I can appreciate what goes into creating vehicles for film.

In the original film Blade Runner back in 1982, the main vehicle (known as the Spinner) was designed by my good friend Syd Mead.
 
A legend in the design world as a futurist, Syd created most of the look of Blade Runner as a Cyberpunk Utopia that was layered with buildings, costumes and vehicles.

But in Blade Runner 2049, Syd was only a consultant and a new team developed the vehicles. Officer K (played by Ryan Gosling) drives his own every-man version of the Spinner and if you look closely, you’ll see that it was branded as a Peugeot.
 
Now the interesting thing about using Peugeot as a brand in the film, along with Atari, is that Peugeot’s are not sold in the states. Although BR2049 is set in the future, it’s actually an alternate future. So let’s delve…

When the first Blade Runner came out, it essentially predicted what 2017 would look like. Although, now that we’re here, it doesn’t look anything like it. So, the Producer’s had to create a future that was based on the direction that the first Blade Runner was heading and not where WE were actually heading.
 
Thus, instead of using Tesla or a well known brand for their vehicle placement in the film, they made a conscious choice to use a brand that was uncommon here. The result, a puzzle piece that felt right with the rest of the film.

Blade Runner 2049 is a masterpiece of film making. You’ll get thousands of reviews everywhere, but since this is Ride of the Week and we love cars, this film uses them to advance the film expertly. Blade Runner 2049 is full of them, but… you may have missed them.

The movie is so dense with atmosphere that you could miss the VW Bug that piddled by followed by a Taxi. Or the Cadillac shaped Spinner that roared into Deckerd’s hideout in Las Vegas.
 
But one thing is for sure, this movie will require you to come back several times to absorb it all.

The Peugeot wasn’t new, which was also interesting. Although futuristic, it seemed to be an older model with scratches, dents, dirt and grime. Pretty sure there wasn’t one clean thing in the film except for some costumes.
 
But from a design standpoint, K’s Spinner was a clear de-evolution of the 995 Spinner in the original film and brings the overall texture into a reality perspective.

The film is flawless due to all the tiny interconnected parts which include the vehicles. I applaud the film makers for their attention to detail in all ways down to the ‘enth degree. Go see the film, in fact see it several times to absorb it’s meaning.
 
And if I’m lucky, I might be able to drive the new Spinner on my show at some point. Caffe Luxxe anyone?
 

Amazing BLADE RUNNER Behind the Scenes Model Shop Photos (Gallery)…

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BLADE RUNNER gets an updated & awesome UK Re-Release Trailer…

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BLADE RUNNER Trailer goes Film Noir… WATCH! #bladerunner #harrisonford

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Awesome Noir Trailer for Blade Runner. This would make a great TV Series.

Incredible Lost Behind the Scenes of BLADE RUNNER…

Some spectacular footage of what it took to create 1982’s BLADE RUNNER….

BLADE RUNNER 2 Officially gets a green light…

About frikkin’ time. See the Press Release below, but it looks like Ridley Scott is on a roll, (like he ever wasn’t). Blade Runner and Spinner fans rejoice… “Wake up! Time to die…”

LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 17, 2012—Hampton Fancher is in talks to reunite with his “Blade Runner” director Ridley Scott to develop the idea for the original screenplay for the Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free, and Bud Yorkin produced follow up to the ground-breaking 1982 science fiction classic, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

The filmmakers are also revealing for the first time that the much-anticipated project is intended to be a sequel to the renowned original. The filmmakers would reveal only that the new story will take place some years after the first film concluded.

The three-time Oscar-nominated Scott and his “Blade Runner” collaborator Fancher originally conceived of their 1982 classic as the first in a series of films incorporating the themes and characters featured in Philip K. Dick’s groundbreaking novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, from which “Blade Runner” was adapted. Circumstances, however, took Scott into other directions and the project never advanced.

Fancher, although a writer of fiction, was known primarily as an actor at the time Scott enlisted him to adapt the Dick novel for the screen. Fancher followed his “Blade Runner” success with the screenplays, “The Mighty Quinn” (1989) and “The Minus Man” (1999). He has continued to write fiction throughout his career.

Scott also will produce with Alcon co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove as well as Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.

The original film, which has been singled out as the greatest science-fiction film of all time by a majority of genre publications, was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1993 and is frequently taught in university courses. In 2007, it was named the 2nd most visually influential film of all time by the Visual Effects Society.

State Kosove and Johnson: “It is a perfect opportunity to reunite Ridley with Hampton on this new project, one in fact inspired by their own personal collaboration, a classic of cinema if there ever was one.”

Released by Warner Bros. almost 30 years ago, “Blade Runner” was adapted by Fancher and David Peoples from Philip K. Dick’s groundbreaking novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” and directed by Scott following his landmark “Alien.” The film was nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Visual Effects, and Best Art Direction). Following the filming of “Blade Runner,” the first of Philip K. Dick’s works to be adapted into a film, many other of Dick’s works were likewise adapted, including “Total Recall,” “A Scanner Darkly,” “Minority Report,” “Paycheck,” and the recent “The Adjustment Bureau,” among others.

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Fireball Tim’s Hollywood Garage Podcast #20

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It’s the Hollywood Heroine Episode! Plus Hollywood coolness like Blade Runner, Mission Impossible 4, The Lone Ranger and more! Plus, a brand new Johnny Lightning Superhero Car Smack-Down contest that you aren’t going to want to miss!

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All new BLADE RUNNER… The Press Release…

Hell, yes. The Ultimate in Sci-Fi is happening again…

“Three-time Oscar-nominated director Ridley Scott is set to helm a follow up to his own ground-breaking 1982 science fiction classic “Blade Runner” for Warner Bros-based financing and production company Alcon Entertainment (“The Blind Side,” “The Book of Eli”).

Alcon co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce with Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, along with Ridley Scott. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.

The filmmakers have not yet revealed whether the theatrical project will be a prequel or sequel to the renowned original.

Alcon and Yorkin recently announced that they are partnering to produce “Blade Runner” theatrical sequels and prequels, in addition to all television and interactive productions.

The original film, which has been singled out as the greatest science-fiction film of all time by a majority of genre publications, was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1993 and is frequently taught in university courses. In 2007, it was named the 2nd most visually influential film of all time by the Visual Effects Society.

State Kosove and Johnson: “It would be a gross understatement to say that we are elated Ridley Scott will shepherd this iconic story into a new, exciting direction. We are huge fans of Ridley’s and of the original ‘Blade Runner.’ This is once in a lifetime project for us.”

Scott is represented by David Wirtschafter at WME and David Nochinson at Ziffren Brittenham.

Released by Warner Bros. almost 30 years ago, “Blade Runner” was adapted by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples from Philip K. Dick’s groundbreaking novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” and directed by Scott following his landmark “Alien.” The film was nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Visual Effects, and Best Art Direction). Following the filming of “Blade Runner,” the first of Philip K. Dick’s works to be adapted into a film, many other of Dick’s works were likewise adapted, including “Total Recall,” “A Scanner Darkly,” “Minority Report,” “Paycheck,” and the recent “The Adjustment Bureau,” among others.”

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