Riddley Scott’s Blade Runner is a sci-fi noir tale, but YouTube user Chet Desmond decided to try and cut a trailer for the film that made it feel like a noir film from the 1940′s. Watch the trailer after the jump and give your thoughts on his creation!
This week, Zach travels to the future to see if androids dream of electric sheep, or if the dystopian future is just around the corner as he explores Ridley Scott’s 1982 film, Blade Runner.
It’s another summer Saturday here at the Major Spoilers HQ, which means we should kick back and relax for a few minutes. To do that, let’s all watch this fantastic looking short film, Thousandth Street.
It’s been nearly 30 years since Blade Runner’s technical and cinematic achievements dazzled audiences, while at the same time confusing the heck out of them with the narrative. According to Variety, the movie is getting reborn in the form of prequel and/or a sequel.
“We’re at a very preliminary stage where we’re still formulating strategy as to whether we’ll hire a filmmaker or a writer first and whether we’ll do a prequel or a sequel,” Andrew Kosove said in response. “The one thing for sure is that neither Broderick Johnson or I will direct.”
There’s also no word on if, or how, Ridley Scott will be involved in the project.
If you haven’t seen, or were confused by the Blade Runner movie (or the numerous cuts released on VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray), you can easily catch up by reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? currently being serialized by BOOM! Studios. And if you want a brilliant behind the scenes look at the making of Blade Runner, check out Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner by Paul M. Sammon.
Ever since Boom! Studios announced it was adapting Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into comic book form, it has been on my radar as something I really want to check out.Â Boom! apparently senses my desire to dive into the first issue that arrives next week, as it sent a sneak peek of the first issue for all to enjoy.
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Boom! Studios’ adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, and the buzz is good.Â Â To prove it, Boom! sent along a five page sneak peek of the first issue arriving in stores in June.
Richard Starkings brings his unique eye and talent to BOOM! Studios new maxi-series DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? The Eisner Award-winning designer has won “Best Letterer” six times in a row from The Comic Buyers’ Guide and “Best Letterer” nine times in a row from Wizard Magazine and revolutionized comic book lettering digitally with his company Comicraft.
Seems interest in Blade Runner is returning to an all time high – first it was Boom! Studios announcing plans to release a 24 issue maxi-series covering Philip K. Dick’s story, now I find out Profiles in History is auctioning off Harrison Ford’s Deckard gun from the Blade Runner movie.
Only one hero firing weapon was made for the production which was created by mating a Steyr-Mannlicher Model .222 SL receiver on to a Charter Arms .44 police bulldog double-action revolver. It features custom amber grips, dual triggers, and futuristic illuminating LEDs (four red and two green) that can be activated by a small switch mounted beneath the barrel.
If you want to pick this piece of awesome up, you’ll need to make sure you are recession proof as the gun is expected to sell between $100,000 and $150,000.Â And if you do pick this gun up, how ’bout helping your friends at Major Spoilers out?
Or rather, the company has announced it will release a 24-issue maxi-series that translates Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?Â The series will bring the complete novel to comic book form andÂ plans to present the story with panel-to-panel continuity and actual text from the novel.
â€œWe are thrilled that DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? is being adapted for this audience by such a talented team. Weâ€™ve been incredibly impressed with BOOM!â€™s ability to create such a faithful interpretation of the original work without sacrificing their own original instincts and artistic sensibilities,â€ said Laura Leslie and Isa Dick Hackett of Electric Shepherd Productions. â€œThrough this medium, readers will now have visual access to parts of the novel not explored in the film adaptation BLADE RUNNER.â€
Warren Ellis will provide back matter info in the first issue.
As reported earlier, Marvel has nabbed the rights to Philip K. Dick’s Electric Ant novel and plans to turn it into a mini-series.Â I have a feeling most of you reading this are familiar with Dick’s work, but if you aren’t, his stuff is as close as you can get to near future reality with a heavy dose of mind warping paranoia and questioning of reality.
His work has been adapted into feature films like Blade Runner, Total Recal, Miniority Report, and more, and now his text work is getting the comic treatment with David Mack and Pascal Alixe on board to do the adaptation.Â Overseeing the work will be Consulting Editor Brian Michael Bendis.