Blade Runner Trailer as 40s Style Noir

With the new Blade Runner 2049 due to be released later this year I’ve been obsessively going back over all the related material associated with it including: All 5 versions of the film, the original Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep that it was loosely based on and the comic book adaptation (Yes! There was a comic book adaptation, perhaps that is another post waiting to happen). To be fair this is one of my favorite movies and any excuse to watch/read anything related to it is welcome.

That’s when I was reminded of an old fan made trailer from a while back that re-imagined the original trailer as a 1940s style classic noir. It was put together by YouTuber Healthgun, and before you say, “But Blade Runner is already a noir!” Well the creator already addressed that:

Just wanted to clarify that this isn’t meant to be a radical re-imagining of the film or a recreation of a 40’s-style trailer. As many have pointed out, Blade Runner is already very “Noir.” I just wanted to take those aspects of the film and accentuate them into something hopefully interesting.

It is a lovely piece of work and just fun to look at so enjoy!

Also, if you want more Blade Runner related material check out the “Blade Runner: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See” entry and that particular feature is also set to start again after a long hiatus – so keep tuned for that.

Also, just for kicks check out the Blade Runner 2049 trailer below and start getting psyched for October.



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