I am sure that many of you have already seen Blade Runner 2049 or are going to see it this weekend, personally in approximately twelve hours I will sitting back with a coke and some nachos to shame eat my way through what I hope is the visionary masterpiece I have been promised. I was never really fussed on seeing Blade Runner 2049, especially after the disaster that was there San Diego Comic Con outside event, two hours of my life I will never get back, but in the months leading up to the film Warner Brothers have introduced these delightful little shorts to help entice us to return to this dark and gritty world and now I am fully sold.
Out first film is 2036 Nexus Dawn and it takes place in Los Angeles in 2036, thirteen years before the events of Blade Runner 2049, and tells the story of Jared Leto’s Wallace and his meeting with the “lawmakers” and his attempts to convince them to allow his new line of replicants to enter production.
The second little tease they gave us was with 2048: Nowhere to Run, set in Los Angeles in 2048, one year before the events of Blade Runner 2049. This is the story of Morton, played by the always excellent Dave Bautista, a replicant in hiding forced to defend a mother and daughter from some thugs.
The third and final short they released was one of the most unique. Blade Runner Black Out 2022 is a neo-noir cyberpunk anime short film prequel directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, best known for directing the critically acclaimed and commercially successful anime series Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo. Set three years after the events of the original Blade Runner, the anime follows the creation of the new Nexus 8 replicant series and the events leading to the downfall of the Tyrell Corporation.
If you are worried that we have another Animatrix on hand then sit relieved. These are not some cash grab movies, they are free to watch and they just add some more depth to the story, not a shit load of key details. So check the vids out here or go to Youtube and enjoy!
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