Monday, December 24, 2012

Are These Lost 'Bladerunner' Storyboards By Ridley Scott?

Monday, December 24, 2012 - by Maurice Mitchell 2

The film Blade Runner (1982) was a box office flop, but is now regarded as one of the greatest science fiction films ever made.

Recently, a number of storyboards from the massive collection of Geoff Hutchins at http://www.ridleyville.com have been posted online.

These may have been made by Ridley Scott himself. Since he was trained for seven years in art school, he's well known for making extensive storyboards for his films and considers it his "most complete and personal film." Partly because it was made following his older brother Frank's death.

Some of the images look like they're made from stills or photocopies of the movie. Especially since the first one is a picture of Leon Kowalski (Brion James). I'm not sure how to explain that one.

See more after the jump and click on the images to enlarge.









See more Blade Runner memorabilia at http://www.ridleyville.com

Wikipedia Description
Blade Runner is a 1982 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, and Sean Young. The screenplay, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, is loosely based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.

The film depicts a dystopian Los Angeles in November 2019 in which genetically engineered organic robots called replicants—visually indistinguishable from adult humans—are manufactured by the powerful Tyrell Corporation as well as by other "mega–manufacturers" around the world. Their use on Earth is banned and replicants are exclusively used for dangerous, menial or leisure work on off-world colonies. Replicants who defy the ban and return to Earth are hunted down and "retired" by police special operatives known as "Blade Runners". The plot focuses on a brutal and cunning group of recently escaped replicants hiding in Los Angeles and the burnt out expert Blade Runner, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who reluctantly agrees to take on one more assignment to hunt them down.

Via Gizmodo

What do you think of the illustrations? Do they look like Ridley Scott's artwork? If not, do you know who did it?

@ Copyright 1982 Ladd Company, The, Shaw Brothers, Warner Bros. Pictures. All rights reserved

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Maurice Mitchell
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2 comments:

  1. They certainly look like Blade Runner.

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