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Check Out What Los Angeles Looks Like In The 'Blade Runner' Sequel

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We are only 1198 days away from when the original Blade Runner took place, and only 442 from when the long-awaited sequel should premiere in theaters. Entertainment Weekly has obtained images that show Los Angeles in this new Blade Runner world. Director Denis Villeneuve revealed that in this dystopia, the "climate has gone berserk—the ocean, the rain, the snow is all toxic." He said that the vehicle depicted in the photo below is a futuristic snow blower.

As you probably know, we're currently in a drought, making the gloomy, damp Los Angeles in the film hard to imagine. Inverse reports that it's pretty unrealistic to think L.A. could ever get that rainy even with could seeding, at least by the time Roy Batty is delivering his perfect monologue on the roof of the Bradbury Building in what is supposedly November, 2019. Ridley Scott has summed up the torrential downpours more logically in the book Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner:

But really, a lot of the reason we finally settled on all that rain and night shooting was to hide the sets. I was really paranoid that audiences would notice we were shooting on a back lot.

The sequel is in production right now by Alcon Entertainment and will take place several years after the events of the first film. Harrison Ford, who was 35 when Blade Runner came out, is now 74. He will reprise his role as Rick Deckard. The film will also star Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Barkhad Abdi. Original Blade Runner director Ridley Scott is on board as an executive producer. In an interview with Crave Online, Villeneuve indicated the film should solve the big question of whether or not Deckard himself is a replicant. "I would just want to say to the fans that we will take care of that mystery. I will take care of it," he said.

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We should be able to watch this movie in theaters on October 6, 2017.