A thrilling new trailer for Sir Ridley Scott’s Sci-Fi masterpiece, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, commissioned by the BFI and Warner Bros. with support from the Blade Runner Partnership and created by Ignition Creative London, was released yesterday.
BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT (2007) – Ridley Scott’s definitive version – will be in cinemas across the UK from 3 April when it is rereleased by the BFI, giving a new generation of film lovers the chance to experience one of the greatest and most cinematic Sci-Fi films of all time on the big screen.
The new trailer captures the energy of Ridley Scott’s 21st century cityscape, featuring some of the film’s most memorable moments with dramatic use of Vangelis’ soaring soundtrack.
It has been personally approved by Ridley Scott, currently shooting on set in Eastern Europe.
Commenting on the trailer,Scott said: “The Final Cut is my definitive version of BLADE RUNNER, and I’m thrilled that audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy it in the way I intended – on the big screen. This new trailer captures the essence of the film and I hope will inspire a new generation to see BLADE RUNNER when it is re-released across the UK on 3 April.”
BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT is as strikingly relevant and thought-provoking today as when it first hit cinemas. Audience appetite for the iconic film remains strong, as evidenced during the BFI’s Sci-Fi season, Days of Fear and Wonder, when a special single show of the film grossed over £100k nationwide.
Graced with extraordinary sets, ground-breaking special effects, stunning costumes and photography, BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT brilliantly evokes a dystopian vision of the future. Breathtaking city vistas, rain-drenched neon-lit streets and gloomy interiors combine with Vangelis’ sweeping, sensual score to conjure an oppressive futuristic Los Angeles, a dark and dehumanising landscape where the sun no longer shines.
The 2015 rerelease of BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT brings to a close the BFI’s Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder UK-wide celebration of film and television’s original blockbuster genre.