Warner Bros. 'Blade Runner 2049' Will Be 35 Minutes Longer Than The Original 'Blade Runner'

By Emily Joy Custodio | Aug 31, 2017 05:32 AM EDT

The original "Blade Runner" of 1982 was not at all a box office hit but in time was recognized as a very good interpretation of 2019 technology. It clearly depicted the novel of Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" at a time when the internet and social media was not around for it to be talked about. But how will it go on now that the year it is describing is just two years from now, and with a running time more than what it had 35 years ago?

For the record, "Blade Runner" had a US Theatrical release of 116 minutes and a one-minute difference for its international theatrical release. In a report from ComingSoon, it had a US broadcast version in 1986 at 114 minutes and a director's cut in 1992 at 116 minutes. There is a final cut made in 2007 with 117 minutes which is the same in 4K definition, to be shown on August 31 in Alamo Drafthouse Theaters.

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In a recent report from Variety, the original running time of "Blade Runner" has been extended from one hour 57 minutes to two hours 32 minutes with 11 minutes credits showing. Making an extra 35 minutes of the viewer's time on its worldwide premiere on October 6. "Blade Runner 2049" stars Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard who has been missing for 30 years and will be partnered with Ryan Gosling as LAPD Officer K who sets a mission to look for him.

As the Armed Forces look for both of them, Officer K and Rick Deckard will have to look for Androids who escaped from outer space prison. These dangerous replicants are set to mix with humans and seeks to extend their lifespan.

From the original direction of Ridley Scott, the sequel to "Blade Runner" returns to the big screen as "Blade Runner 2049" by Denis Villeneuve. Warner Bros. will release the film in the US while Alcon Entertainment and Sony Pictures will collaborate for its international distribution. Other casts include Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Barkhad Abdi, and Dave Bautista.

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