Saturday, August 11, 2018

OFF-WORLD NEWS DIGEST | VOL. VIII, No. 11

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




In the news ...

  • Blade Runner’ Universe to Expand With More Novels | Alcon Entertainment produced “Blade Runner 2049,” which was produced by Alcon co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, along with Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Yorkin. Johnson, Kosove, and Titan’s co-founders, Nick Landau and Vivian Cheung, said the companies will develop and publish a variety of both fiction and non-fiction print media with comics and graphic novels that dive deeper into the “Blade Runner” world as well as a variety of publications focused on the visual and technical sides of the production process. Alcon Media Group and Titan Publishing are partnering on a new co-publishing venture initially focused on the “Blade Runner” universe.
Kosove and Johnson said, “In partnering with the exceptional Titan Comics and Titan Books, we’re confident that the world of ‘Blade Runner’ will continue to organically grow in a way that refuses to sacrifice the quality, tone, and high standards of this beloved property.”
“We are extremely excited to be publishing ‘Blade Runner’ comics and illustrated books,” Landau and Cheung said. “The ‘Blade Runner’ universe has barely been explored; there is so much more there. It’s an honour to be bringing this world to life in new ways for a new audience — and to reveal tales from that universe that you’ve never seen before.” More HERE

  • Blade Runner 2049 Game in Open Beta, Not in Play Store | Next Games announced back in June that it was working with Alcon Entertainment to create a mobile RPG based on Blade Runner 2049, and that game is now out in open beta, though it’s not listed in the Play Store as of this writing. Officially, you’re supposed to obtain the APK file for the game from an official source, but an unofficial APK will work. The game itself is a dark cyberpunk romp just like the film it’s based on and sees you building parties to take on replicants and other foes in classic turn-based RPG combat as you work through the game’s storyline. Along the way, you’ll make choices that will affect the outcome of the story and your relations with other characters. More HERE.

  • Pokemon Go Studio Buys Blade Runner: Revelations Dev Seismic Games | Seismic Games is about to go from making virtual reality games to augmented reality ones. Pokemon Go developer Niantic Labs this week announced that it has acquired the Los Angeles-based studio for an undisclosed sum. Seismic Games was founded by former members of the EA-owned Pandemic Studios, and is best known for Marvel: Strike Force, a free-to-play mobile game starring the popular comic book heroes. The studio is also behind Blade Runner: Revelations, a launch title for Google and Lenovo’s Mirage Solo standalone VR headset. More HERE.






Now for some articles, art, music, videos, fanfiction, podcasts, and some m
iscellaneous!






Art:

SPOILER ALERT~!!! Something that caught my attenttion in the new version,it has these super huge ballerinas in white at the beginning, ballerina in white links to the famous Swan Lake. The white swan (DR. Ana Stelline) is trapped in a lake, and the black swan (K) replaces her to meet the prince. K is a new version of replicants made by Wallace, the black swan is Odile, evil sorcerer Rothbart's daughter. So the parallels makes sense. K believing he was real, was heartbroken to find he was never the chosen one, but he did not burst out in rage, and showed his humanity to give the white swan a happy ending. #bladerunner #bladerunner2049 #ryangosling #swanlake #fanart #carlajuri #officerk #digitalart #moviefanart #photoshopart #instaart #ballerina #replicants #twins #art #artistoninstagram #artistshouts
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'Killer Canyons of San Angeles'  Blade Runner by Anville


by Victor Espinoza


Blade Runner - Purple Colorway by Robin Har



Music:




Maceo Plex shares full remix of Remake’s classic “Blade Runner”. Article HERE





Videos:










Fanfiction:


  • Stranger to Love, by Ronan_0259












  • Podcasts:










    Miscellaneous:


    • Sequart Releases The Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring the Blade Runner Universe
    The Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring the Blade Runner Universe examines the entire Blade Runner saga, from the original novel to its numerous film iterations. The book features a foreword by Paul M. Sammon (Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner). Essayists include Bryce Carlson (of BOOM! Comics’ Sheep adaptation), Paul J. Salamoff, Robert Meyer Burnett, Rich Handley, Zaki Hasan, Julian Darius, and many others, with a cover by popular artist Matt Busch. More HERE.

    • 270+ Blade Runner 2049 4k Screen Shots & Frame Captures All Images are extracted from the 4k Blu-Ray movie at 3840 x 1600 pixels. HERE.



    There are a few Blade Runner characters illustrated in the Warp Core Cafe. Can you spot them? (Click to enlarge)



    If anyone has comments, feedback, or questions, please feel free to post them in the Comment section below. And if you'd like to contribute, or recommend Blade Runner-related art, music, video, podcast, or article, you may do so at Kipple@KippleZone.com.

    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.

    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! And, for more Blade Runner fanfiction, be sure to visit KippleZone.


    "Have a better one!"

    ~Kipple
    (C.A. Chicoine)


    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    OFF-WORLD NEWS DIGEST | VOL. VIII, No. 10

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




    In the news ...

    • Billionaire Ron Burkle is listing the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ennis House in Los Angeles for $23 million. The house was inspired by ancient Mayan architecture. More HERE











                      • Meet Sean Young and Edward James Olmos at Showmasters London Film & Comic Con! The event will be taking over the whole of the Olympia London in July. Taking place on Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday the 29th of July 2018, London Film & Comic Con promises to bring you some of your favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics as well as a whole host of fun activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV and Film memorabilia to browse. Show opening times: Friday 10am to 7pm / Saturday 9am to 7pm / Sunday 9am to 6pm




                      Now for some articles, art, music, videos, podcasts, and some m
                      iscellaneous!




                      Articles:




                      Art:
                      Blade Runner 2049 by WretchedIAN


                      Jearum Castro






                      Videos:







                      Podcasts:

                      They celebrate the release of "Blade Runner", 36 years ago, by talking about the film and its sequel. This episode features an in-depth discussion of the sequel. 

                      Blade Runner -- In this episode, they talk about the cult classic "Blade Runner". They are joined by filmmaker Charles de Lauzirika. 








                      Miscellaneous:

                      • The Bioengineered Femme Fatale Who Inspired Fendi’s A/W18 Show. Fendi’s upcoming collection is an ode to the 1980s, via the 1940s – and who better exemplifies that aesthetic than Blade Runner’s chicest Replicant? More HERE.
                      • In DADoES, there is a scene at the opera house where Deckard and Resch are told Luba Luft had gone to the Edvard Munch exhibit at the museum. You can now explore 7,600 works of art by Edvard Munch. They’re digitized and free online. Learn more about them HERE




                          If anyone has comments, feedback, or questions, please feel free to post them in the Comment section below. And if you'd like to contribute, or recommend Blade Runner-related art, music, video, podcast, or article, you may do so at Kipple@KippleZone.com.

                          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. 

                          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! And, for more Blade Runner fanfiction, be sure to visit KippleZone.




                          "Have a better one!"

                          ~Kipple 

                          Monday, June 25, 2018

                          On this day ...



                          Blade Runner debuted on June 25, 1982, in over 1200 theatres, throughout the United States. However, it had not lived up to box office expectations. It could be said that Blade Runner was the most influential box-office-flop-turned-cult-classic film of all time.

                          Blade Runner has become one of the most popular and influential science-fiction films of all time. Hailed for its production design depicting a "retrofitted" future, Blade Runner is a leading example of neo-noir cinema. 

                          The film has influenced many science fiction films, video games, anime, and television series. And it helped introduce the work of Philip K. Dick to a wider audience. 

                          Have a better one!

                          ~Kipple









                          Saturday, June 2, 2018

                          OFF-WORLD NEWS DIGEST | VOL. VIII, No. 9

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




                          In the news ...



                          • INTERVIEW: Richard Ludlow and Jason Walsh On Blade Runner: Revelations.
                          • Profiles in History will auction more than 2,000 collectible costumes, props, and relics from iconic Hollywood films in its Icons and Legends of Hollywood auction, set for June 5-8 in Los Angeles. And it features a few gems from "Blade Runner". It will include prop license plates ($1,500 - $2,500), and Harrison Ford's “Rick Deckard” prop blaster ($15,000 - $20,000), and photographs, buttons, and a miniature life mask cast of Brion James.
                          • “Blade Runner 2049” with Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford highlight the HBO lineup for June.
                          • Film and Furniture – Blade Runner ArtefactsFilm and Furniture founder and editor Paula Benson will dissect and discuss significant design artefacts in the film Blade Runner 2049 to share the hidden narrative behind these objects – supplemented by fascinating facts gleaned from conversations with the movie’s Set Decorator. Given the technological, political and environmental news that has hit us over the last few months, the choice and design of many of these objects predict the future with more insight than one might realise. It will be held at the School of Jewellery, in Birmingham, England, on Sat 9th June @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm. Admission is free.




                          Now for some articles, art, music, videos, podcasts, and some m
                          iscellaneous!




                          Articles:




                          Art:


                          By Sarah Nicholson. A 3-D printing of an origami unicorn from "Blade Runner" with the cityscape built out of it!




                          Music:







                          Videos:




                          David Sheldon-Hicks shares his experience of bringing the world of Blade Runner 2049 on screen, from conception to action. Watch the full video HERE
                          BRUTALISM is an architectural style that flourished from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. “B├ęton brut” is translated from French as “raw concrete” and spoke to the exposed concrete construction as the main component to Brutalist architecture.



                          Podcasts:












                          IGN UK PODCAST #436: BENNY THE BLADE RUNNER









                          Miscellaneous:


                          If anyone has comments, feedback, or questions, please feel free to post them in the Comment section below. And if you'd like to contribute, or recommend Blade Runner-related art, music, video, podcast, or article, you may do so at Kipple@KippleZone.com.

                          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. 

                          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! And, for more Blade Runner fanfiction, be sure to visit KippleZone.




                          "Have a better one!"

                          ~Kipple