Bringing ‘Blade Runner’ back to life after 35 years

FILE – In this Sept. 21, 2017 file photo, actors Harrison Ford, left, and Ryan Gosling pose for photographers during the photo call for “Blade Runner 2049” in London. The two actors go head to head in “Blade Runner 2049,” a sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 cult classic with Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard. The film is directed by Oscar-nominee Denis Villeneuve and hits theaters Friday. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP. File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Denis Villeneuve says he knows it’s not a perfect movie but that he is at peace with “Blade Runner 2049” because both Harrison Ford and Ridley Scott like it.

The Oscar-nominated French-Canadian director took on the ambitious sequel to Scott’s 1982 neo-noir sci-fi classic with the stipulation that he would have complete creative freedom over the project. The sequel is set 30 years after the original and sees the return of Ford’s character Rick Deckard and introduces a new blade runner, played by Ryan Gosling.

If it’s successful enough, it could mean more “Blade Runner” films in the future, too, without the 35 year gap.

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