Thursday, March 31, 2016

OFF-WORLD NEWS DIGEST | VOL. VI, No. 3

Welcome to another edition of the OFF-WORLD NEWS Digest.

 


In the news ...



  • Robin Wright in Final Talks to Join Harrison Ford in 'Blade Runner' Sequel
The actress will join Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in the sci-fi project, being directed by Denis Villeneuve. House of Cards star Robin Wright is in final negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner.

The actress will join Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in the sci-fi project, being directed by Denis Villeneuve, the acclaimed filmmaker behind drug drama Sicario.

Other plot details are being kept under wraps, but it is known that the story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original and that Ford is reprising his role as replicant hunter Rick Deckard.

There are three major female roles, and Wright has nabbed one of them. The casting was rumored for weeks, but one thing that held up negotiations was Wright's schedule for the hit Netflix show.

Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green wrote the new screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Ridley Scott.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in July with Warner Bros. distributing in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International handling the rest of the world.



  • Soundstage Presents: Blade Runner’s Associate Producer, Ivor Powell.
Ivor Powell will be a special guest interviewee at London’s Soundstage event soon. Powell has had a varied and fascinating career in the film industry. He worked alongside the legendary Stanley Kubrick, overseeing publicity on 2001: A Space Odyssey and collaborating with various departments on the sci-fi classic. He was an assistant director on two Carry On films and production manager on a Peter Sellers drama, The Optimists of Nine Elms. Ivor was the associate producer on Ridley Scott’s first three features, The Duellists, Alien and Blade Runner. The latter two, viewed as among the greatest sci-fi films of all-time, will certainly be discussed in this interview.

Wednesday June 8th / Doors at 7pm, starts at 7:30pm, £14

The events will take place at The Others, 6 Manor Road, Stoke Newington.www.theothers.uk.com
Link HERE for more information.



Now for some articles, art, music, videos, and some miscellaneous !



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  • DECKARD, the Fanzine of Comic -- created by 6 students 3rd comic Joso School of Barcelona, aims to create an editorial space where fantasize amateur in the world of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" The group is preparing to publish in the 34th Barcelona Comic Fair 2016. Go ahead and participate!






And remember to follow @OffWorldNews on Twitter to receive these and other Blade Runner related news items, (including movie showings, specials, and more not featured in this newsletter), as it comes in. Also be sure to visit KippleZone's Pinterest page for more Blade Runner images and videos; from behind-the-scenes photos to fan art, figures, and props!



"Have a better one!"



~ Kipple








Sunday, February 21, 2016

OFF-WORLD NEWS DIGEST | VOL. VI, No. 2

Welcome to another edition of the OFF-WORLD NEWS Digest.

 


In the news ...


The sequel to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner has gotten a domestic release date from Warner Bros. The film will hit theaters on January 12, 2018. [Countdown anyone?

Ryan Gosling will star in the project alongside Harrison Ford, who will be reprising his role as San Fransisco police officer Rick Deckard.

Sicario director Denis Villeneuve will helm the anticipated follow-up, which was written by Alien: Covenant writer Michael Green, and Hampton Fancher, who co-wrote the original sci-fi classic, based on Philip K. Dick's 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?  

Principal photography will begin July 2016.

Alcon Entertainment's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson are set to produce alongside Cynthia Sikes Yorkin. The late Bud Yorkin, who in 2011 sold the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to the 1982 original to Alcon, will also receive producing credit.

Scott will act as an executive producer along with Frank Giustra, Bill Carraro and Tim Gamble.   

Sony Pictures Releasing International will be releasing the film in all overseas territories. 
[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]
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We celebrated Pris' Incept Date this month, February 14th -- Valentine's Day.



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Fellow Blade Runner enthusiast, Lukas Mariman, unexpectedly died January 28 2016. I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

Lukas and I "chatted" via email some. And he was very supportive when I created the KippleZone website. 

Rob Mellor‎ shared the following on the alt.fan.blade-runner Facebook page.  

"A short Lukas memory for you all. I've previously remarked how good Lukas' grasp was, not just of English, but English humour. Here's a favourite example from a.f.b-r, where we were discussing differences in languages and the foibles of translation."

Netrunner: Anyone for Esperanto?
Lukas: No thanks, I'm not thirsty.






Now for some articles, art, music, videos, and some miscellaneous !



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I think, René, therefore I am (Pienso, René, luego existo)

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And remember to follow @OffWorldNews on Twitter to receive these and other Blade Runner related news items, (including movie showings, specials, and more not featured in this newsletter), as it comes in. Also be sure to visit KippleZone's Pinterest page for more Blade Runner images and videos; from behind-the-scenes photos to fan art, figures, and props!


"Have a better one!"


~ Kipple