The Futuristic Cars of Blade Runner 2049

on Friday, 17 November 2017.

Blade Runner 2049 was the long-awaited sequel to the seminal sci-fi classic from 1982, and as you will see (if you have not done so already) there will be an array of futuristic flying cars. Directed by Oscar-nominated director of Arrival, Denis Villneuve, and starring Ryan Gosling as the new LAPD cop, Harrison Ford returning to play the original blade runner, Rick Deckard, as well as Jared Leto and Robin Wright, from what we can see the follow-up seems to be another film noir.

At Anderson Behel, we covet cars of the future and one day we hope to repair beauties like these! 

Set in a dystopian Los Angeles, moody cops pilot flying cars, known as Spinners to search and destroy human-like androids known as replicants. 

The spinners  can take off vertically, hover and fly around like a plane, but can also be operated like traditional cars as the trailer briefly demonstrates. Interestingly, the Lamborghini-inspired three-wheelers do not appear to be autonomous, which seems like somewhat of an oversight. But seeing Gosling grappling with a joystick to operate the spinners makes for better cinema. The scissor doors are also pretty badass and we are glad to see they are still popular thirty years from now. Blade Runner 2049 opens in cinemas on October 6.

When the original Blade Runner released in 1982, the Harrison Ford-vehicle didn’t turn out to be a darling with critics or viewers. Grossing a meagre $33.8 million against a production budget of $28 million, Ridley Scott's neo-noir piece was in blunt terms a huge flop. But over the course of time, its status witnessed a massive climb. Blade Runner is now regarded as one of the best movies that Hollywood has ever produced. Which is why we are getting a sequel this year Blade Runner 2049.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario, Prisoners) and starring Ryan Gosling alongside Harrison Ford, the new chapter continues to tell the fascinating and thematically complex story of replicants and their humanity in a story set in 2049.

The biggest highlights of the futuristic production design were the flying cars a.k.a Spinners While the super-sized holographic projections and some of future tech that we got to see in Blade Runner are a reality now, the flying car is something which is still in its young stages of development.

Back to Blade Runner 2049. The upcoming movie got a new full trailer for itself recently and the clip re-emphasized the fact that the sequel has its own bunch of impressive and captivating production design elements. Already being hailed for its breathtaking cinematography and visuals, the trailer also takes some time to show us the cars which we’ll get to see in the latest instalment of the Blade Runner saga.

The events in the first movie take place in 2019, which is hardly two years from now. And we have not seen any Spinners flying around in the real world yet.

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