With the release of "Blade Runner 2049," which by the way, is absolutely incredible, Getty Images has put together a collection of production stills from the incredible 1982 original film. The new movie was produced by Ridley Scott, who directed "Blade Runner" thirty some years ago in both the real world and in the film's sequence. The collection of color plus black and white photographs emphasize the detail and grit of this futuristic film noir world.
Getty's edit further underscores how artful and intentional the production of the film was and continues to be to this day. Photographs of Harrison Ford in the role of Deckard chasing down bioengineered slaves known as Replicants, including Roy as played by Rutger Hauer, reveal additional details one might miss watching the movie. You can check out the photographs here.
Having now watched "Blade Runner 2049" since first viewing these production stills, both the photographs and most certainly the original film have infinitely more depth now added to them. "Blade Runner 2049" has potentially overthrown "Star Wars" as my favorite film universe, which is saying quite a lot. You can check out the trailer below, in theaters now.