Ford, Gosling spill the beans on Blade Runner sequel

Ryan Gosling, who was 2 years old when first movie came out, says he is excited to be part of its legacy

Anadolu Agency

Hollywood actors Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling on Monday spoke to Anadolu Agency about their upcoming movie Blade Runner 2049, a sequel to the 1982 science fiction film.

Speaking at an exclusive interview in Berlin, Ford said: “I had never anticipated that we would make a second film. But Ridley Scott, who was director of the first film, had an ambition to make a second story.”

Golden Globe winner Ford had played the character Rick Deckhard, a selfish cop, in the first Blade Runner movie.

“He [Scott] produced a very interesting storyline and gave me the potential to explore the character further,” said Ford.

He said the movie will make sense to a first-time watcher, as it builds on its prequel, but brings something new to the audience.

Speaking about special effects in the film, Ford said it was "a visual treat" as technology had improved immensely in the 35 years since the first movie came out.

Canadian actor Gosling, who was only 2 years old when the first film came out, said “I was a huge fan of the original film and obviously it is an incredible opportunity to be a part of its legacy.”

“I was excited on the level of the script because it was such a wonderful story. There were so many interesting dynamics between the characters, philosophical questions, [and] conceptual ideas. It just was a very rich opportunity for me," Gosling said.

The two actors said that they were not allowed to give away much about the movie because, as Ford put it, they “want the audience to experience the film”.

The movie is expected to release in Turkey on Oct. 17.


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