Some of last year’s best comics, movies, and genre prose works are in the running to win the prestigious Hugo Award. Get ready for a cinematic battle royale between Get Out, The Shape of Water, Wonder Woman, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok and Blade Runner 2049.
Mackenzie Davis, star of AMC’s fantastic Halt and Catch Fire and the best episode of Black Mirror, is close to landing the lead role in Terminator 6. If the deal goes through she’d join the returning Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton as the new face of the franchise.
How many dogs can say they’ve won awards? None of them, because dogs can’t speak English. But Deckard’s dog has won one anyway in this year’s Palm Dog USA.
When Blade Runner 2049 offered an extended stay in the universe created by Ridley Scott’s original, most of the major players from the original returned in some form or another. The most important character who didn’t is Rutger Hauer’s Roy Batty, which is just as well, considering what Hauer thinks of the film.
This collection of cosplay shots from last year’s sci-fi flick doesn’t feature a single Deckard or Officer K. Instead, it’s Denmark’s Mai cosplaying as characters like Joi and Luv.
If we told you last year that a movie about a mute woman having a torrid, romantic relationship with a modernized version of the Creature From the Black Lagoon was going to dominate at the Oscars in terms of nominations, you might have chuckled a little to yourself. 2017 was a simpler time. The 2018 Academy Award…
Androids dream of electric sheep, and Ridley Scott dreams of sequels.
Back in October, Entertainment Weekly revealed some of the secrets behind Blade Runner 2049's most startling cameo, Sean Young’s Rachael Replicant from the original 1982 film. But the VFX company who resurrected Rachael for the sequel has finally shared a fascinating and detailed breakdown of how it created the…
It doesn’t matter if a movie’s good, bad, or just mediocre—any film can have a moment that makes your jaw drop in awe or tears come to your eyes, or makes you shudder in irritation and disgust. Here are all the greatest and worst individual moments from the cinematic releases of 2017.
Blade Runner 2049, while critically acclaimed, wasn’t quite the box office smash that longtime fans of its iconic predecessor hoped it would be. Director Denis Villeneuve is still wrapping his head around why the movie underperformed, but the original film’s director has an idea of why it didn’t work.
Hollywood studios rarely let their A-list stars perform their own stunts. An injury could delay a film production, or worse, prevent a photogenic face from promoting a movie once it hits theaters. In this behind-the-scenes look at the VFX work on Blade Runner 2049 by Universal Production Partners, we see how Ryan…
As 2017 comes to an end, io9 starts to look back at the year that was. In film, at least, the year was excellent. So excellent, in fact, that figuring out the top 10 scifi, superhero, and fantasy films was incredibly difficult. However, while there are at least 25-30 movies from 2017 deserve at least some recognition,…
Women in Blade Runner 2049 are constantly objectified by the world around them, turned into automated helpers, puppets, and sex toys. The post-dystopia built by director Denis Villeneuve is cruel and dehumanizing to everyone, but especially to women.
It’s easy to look at Blade Runner 2049’s stunning use of shadow and light and declare it a part of the scifi noir genre. But it’s really the film’s narrative and thematic execution that grounds it in the longstanding noir storytelling tradition.
Blade Runner 2049 was a critical darling, getting a largely raving reception, but audiences didn’t seem to reciprocate. The movie had lackluster success, failing to bring in little more than half its budget domestically. And while it’s done better overseas, director Denis Villeneuve is struggling to understand why the…
Despite the film’s less-than-stellar box office performance, Adam Savage and the Tested crew spent a bit of time behind-the-scenes of Blade Runner 2049 while the movie was in production, and seeing how the special effects team fakes the ocean by splashing around in a monstrous water tank is especially fascinating.
Despite 35 years of technological advancements separating Blade Runner and its sequel, the visual effects wizards who helped create the tired and worn futuristic version of Los Angeles for Blade Runner 2049 still relied on detailed miniature sets and buildings instead of just replicating it all in CG.
Blade Runner 2049 is one of the prettiest movies you’ll ever see, so it’s a pleasure to share some of the concept art that went into the film’s creation.
Almost every film you’ve ever seen was longer in an earlier version. That’s why they go through editing. But when a film is already long, it’s interesting to hear how filmmakers tried to deal with it. And director Denis Villeneuve reportedly considered something bold for Blade Runner 2049.
Imagine if your favorite movie in the world was Blade Runner and one day, you were asked to work on the sequel. That’s what happened to senior conceptual designer George Hull and the result is work bursting with that passion.