The number of versions of “Blade Runner“, which had already jumped the shark, has now jumped the Loch Ness Monster: director Ridley Scott plans to make yet another “Blade Runner” movie. It is not yet known whether the new “Blade Runner” will be a sequel, prequel, reboot, or otherwise. Either way, what can Angelenos expect if the new “Blade Runner” is again set in Los Angeles?
Continue reading I’ve Seen “Blade Runner” Remakes You People Wouldn’t Believe
“Blade Runner” is, for Angelenos, part of our cinematic DNA. It envisions a dystopic future Los Angeles that borrows from the past but, to some, it disturbingly resembles the present. However, I suspect that more than a few Angelenos are jaded by the repeated “Blade Runner” viewings and the comical number of versions that have been released, especially the “Blade Runner For Dummies” narration of the original U.S. theatrical release. As one such Angeleno, I was mesmerized upon discovering the above video showing the real-life “Blade Runner” filming locations matched shot-for-shot with their depictions in the movie.
Continue reading A “Blade Runner” Video to Un-Jade the Jaded
Who is Paul Prischman? Well friends, we here at the Mark and Steve Foundation know him best as the storyboard artist for the Hellboy movie. Paul is an all-around swell guy, LA resident, talented artist, devoted fan of movies, music and comic books… and he has brain cancer. From his site:
In late 2007, Paul was plagued by a series of symptoms which seemed, at first, to be some sort of recurring sinus infection. But no conventional sinus treatment helped, and his symptoms worsened. In February, an MRI revealed that Paul had a brain tumor the size of a golf ball in his brain stem. On March 18th, Paul underwent brain surgery. Although the tumor was successfully removed, the pathology proved to be Grade 4 brain cancer: Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM).
Tickets for a special screening of Blade Runner: The Final Cut, featuring a Q&A with awesome director Ridley Scott along with some as of yet unannounced cast and crew are on sale now. Biggify the flyer for more details.
And even if you can’t go to the screening, maybe throw a few bucks into the Paypal donation fund and keep an eye out for the sure-to-be amazing items up for auction… whatever we can do to help our fellow in need.