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God ... It's about time ... If there's any cinematic "world" I'd love to re-enter, it's that one ...
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain ... Time to sequel ...
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Vangelis + Reznor & Ross??!!!???? To modernise Vangelis old & new (well 90's)
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My vote is for Burial, Emeralds, Autechre, The Hafler Trio, Sunn O))) mega collab. Give 'em a 10 million dollars and 1 year. Other ideas: Sigur Rós, Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

I think Reznor's music is a bit cynical and self conscious unless they change the tone of the movie. Vangelis's score was dark, but it had a sense of wonder and pomposity about it.

Keep in mind Blade runner is set in 2019! This is my biggest issue with making a sequel/prequel.

@himalaya I like the sound of that movie!

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To add to that, we're all desensitized now to these amazing "futuristic" worlds created on screen with special effects. Back when Blade Runner was released, that wasn't easy or common in films, but with CGI, we see these types of worlds created all the time so we're not as easily impressed.
I dunno, I think most movies have mega budgets, but the art direction is pretty poor. Blade Runner was inspired by a book that conceptualized a whole world and in most movies with future dystopias it seems like the director said "make it like blade runner, but more edgy," that or 1984. Tarkovsky movies still have better special effects than most of what hollywood puts out.
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Absolutely Vangelis should do it.
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The recent success of the dark knight movies, along with the fragmented and f**cked state of the world leads me to believe that there is a real possibility that this might be a worthwhile successor to the original. I think there is a huge audience for dystopian stories and darker imagery.
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Jeff Mills and Hans Zimmer together please.


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if it's not vangelis the only person i'd be happy about seeing doing it is trent reznor.
Pretty much this. Couldn't really see many other people doing it justice.
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If Vangelis doesn't take it on Reznor for sure, I'd also like to see Alan Wilder in on the production team as well, his early Recoil stuff is pretty dark, though I don't think he has experience on film work. I just love his sound creations and atmospheres he comes up with.


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Definitely Vangelis.
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I want to hope it's gonna be awesome, but in reality, it'll fail most likely. Blade Runner is my all time fave movie. It is perfection, and should not be smeared by a prequel/sequel. If anything, get the Koreans to do it. Natural City was actually pretty good. But Hollywood will just ruin it.

They might as well get Reznor to do it. If they're gonna fail, might as well FAIL!
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Vangelis better do the damned score

I'm a huge fan of Daft Punk but they didn't reference any of Wendy Carlos Tron score
and that movie sucked, it was all symphonic presets, nothing analog in sight...

I knew the new Conan movie would suck because the hack they hired to score it didn't reference any of Basil Poleduris amazing original Conan score

Vangelis w/ CS80 nuff said

keep everyone else away from how it sounds
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Will it be based on this sequel or on a hollywood screenplay?

Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

either way it sounds like a fail.
Nooooooo....

Let's just make a soap opera out of it. Get the cast of the bold and the beautiful to do it.

The last thing we need is the definitive answers to the open questions about the humanity of the characters. Ridley should have learned this the hard way already, after making several director's cuts to compensate the original release's added happy ending.

Massive fail. Massive.

Why don't they just use the universe? A prequel about the life of the replicants in off-world colonies with a few breathtaking scenes of earth metropolises would actually be interesting. Given that they manage to keep the original's characters out of it and maintain the epicness of the original in outdoor shots.

But still, the movie I would really like to see is Neuromancer. Done to the same standards as the original Blade runner.
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Oh, come on Trent fvcking Reznor? Give me a break! It would be shallow, self-indulgent and totally uninspiring.

I vote Jeff Mills. Detroit Techno is THE sonic equivalent of the visual atmosphere in the original Bladerunner.

Actually I think Richard D James also has the skill and vision to pull off something like this. Autechre could be interesting too, but probably too noodly and pretentious in practice.

I also think some of the mid-90s drum and bass people could do a good brooding Bladerunner soundtrack. Like Source Direct or Photek or someone like that.
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+1 to Neuromancer.
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Vangelis w/ CS80 nuff said

keep everyone else away from how it sounds
Why even bother with a new score? Just re-use the old one as it is.
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To add to that, we're all desensitized now to these amazing "futuristic" worlds created on screen with special effects. Back when Blade Runner was released, that wasn't easy or common in films, but with CGI, we see these types of worlds created all the time so we're not as easily impressed. I can't imagine anything made today that would reliably replicate that "dark" world created in the film.
I don't think we have to worry about too much CGI (there is hope that the soundtrack stays analog too ). Here is Ridley Scott talking about CGI (start at 2:10) in his upcoming "Prometheus" movie:

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Hmmm... Mixed feelings about the "related movie", we'll see, it could be great, but I reckon they'll have a hard job doing someting comparable with the original

On the OS... My vote goes to Amon Tobin, he could do a great job IMO.

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yeah Blade Runner needs an update. from the same two who did it mostly right the first time round.

if they mess it up fine. at least it will be probably be more interesting than someone getting it wrong who didn't get it mostly right the first time.

ridley scott already set up the possibility by cutting in that unicorn scene in the first movie.

I've been waiting for him to complete that cue.
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I my nightmares Deadmau5 will do it with the Arturia CS80.

Yet I don't have high hopes for Mr. Scott either who seems to have lost his spark - and based on his interviews he seems to the type who doesn't allow anyone tell him that. E.g. that crappy Robin Hood where he obviously tried to recapture what made the Gladiator so great and completely failed.

Still I wouldn't mind signing a petition for the production studio / Mr. Scott to get someone do the soundtrack with a real CS-80...
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Vangelis. Who else?

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I don't think we have to worry about too much CGI (there is hope that the soundtrack stays analog too ). Here is Ridley Scott talking about CGI (start at 2:10) in his upcoming "Prometheus" movie:

Being a huge 'Alien' fan, I've been watching "Prometheus" developement with great interest. Looks like its going to be very good, capturing the original Alien films style. Scott will do a good job for sure.

Interestingly Scott originally wanted Isao Tomita to do the music for 'Alien' but went with the late Jerry Goldsmith. (who did a fantastic job). Wonder if anyone else can capture his style for Prometheus?

Hope so.
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Actually I think Richard D James also has the skill and vision to pull off something like this. Autechre could be interesting too, but probably too noodly and pretentious in practice.
+1 on this. it's about time we had some more atonal bleepy film scores.

hopefully whoever does do it won't just spaff Taiko drums all over the place. god i hate Taiko drums.
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Vangelis, hasn't produced anything new for a few years now, his last soundtrack was El Greco in 2007 and the odd jingle here and there.

Maybe Chris Franke could do the soundtrack, like he did with Babylon 5. But if Vangelis were to get the job again, i think it would be more orchestral in flavour rather than the CS80/VP330/Emulator laden score the original 1982 soundtrack was.

Maybe other nominee's could be: John Carpenter or Pete Namlook.
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Vangelis, hasn't produced anything new for a few years now, his last soundtrack was El Greco in 2007 and the odd jingle here and there.

Maybe Chris Franke could do the soundtrack, like he did with Babylon 5. But if Vangelis were to get the job again, i think it would be more orchestral in flavour rather than the CS80/VP330/Emulator laden score the original 1982 soundtrack was.

Maybe other nominee's could be: John Carpenter or Pete Namlook.
I doubt that. Vangelis himself said he never throw any previous gear away so he still own all of his analog gear and who knows maybe he is still using them but the problem is that we can't hear them because although Vangelis does literally music every single day, he's just publishing a fraction of the them. I also remember that Vangelis has natural urgent need to make music so he have done that nevertheless of the demands for new albums, and Vangelis even told that if he would stop making music, he would already have enough material for over 100 albums from the nemo years alone.

The reason why Vangelis wasn't anymore into analog was perhaps that he had already done that over decades so he wanted to do something different. Some likes only his early progressive rock years, some nemo years, some his newer albums like oceanic (someone said it was joke?! Man, there's no other album to bring me the atmospheres of the song "Fields of coral"!), I love them all. As the Rousseu told in the interview that "The idea was not to be more digital, the concept was to be more live". After all, it's the midi technology that made it possible.

But man, I really hope he ever would release new studio albums... either new or something from nemo years... I wonder why he's not doing that since in these days it's much easier to publish everything by yourself and Vangelis already have a very big name so I doubt it wouldn't be an issue.
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Why is everyone so sure it's going to suck?

I'd like to think the same director, backed by producers that idolize the first film, could result in something good?
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Why is everyone so sure it's going to suck?

I'd like to think the same director, backed by producers that idolize the first film, could result in something good?
Maybe because that's what have been happening to almost every classic remakes so why this wouldn't be the same?

But, I think since the mr. Scott himself is going to direct it, I believe it will be in secured hands and I just hope he will keep in mind that the expectations are very high.
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Why is everyone so sure it's going to suck?

I'd like to think the same director, backed by producers that idolize the first film, could result in something good?
I don't know if it will suck, but that may come down to who is in it. The cast of the original Blade Runner was perfect. The characters were the story. Will they be able to get actors of today to live up to the expectations. I doubt it, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will straight up suck. We are talking Harrison Ford as Deckard. I can't imagine who could fill those shoes.
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I don't know if it will suck, but that may come down to who is in it. The cast of the original Blade Runner was perfect. The characters were the story. Will they be able to get actors of today to live up to the expectations. I doubt it, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will straight up suck. We are talking Harrison Ford as Deckard. I can't imagine who could fill those shoes.
The world is full of remarkable actors, and I don't think Harrison Ford is a particularly great one.
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