Donald Mowat has risen through the ranks of television and film to what many would consider the pinnacle of both industries, as the Head of Department for Make-Up, Hair and Prosthetics on the latest Marvel Studios Disney+ mini-series, Moon Knight. In this interview, we explore not only his recent achievements, but the interesting projects from his past that got the veteran make-up artist to this point.
Blade Runner 2049
Guy-Roger Duvert has delivered an award-winning sci-fi experience with his film 2047 Virtual Revolution. In my recent review I found Duvert’s take on the morality of virtual gaming to be quite unique, while at the same time evoking the look and feel of the Blade Runner universe in an expertly executed homage. I decided to pick the brain of this talented French composer, writer and director for more on how his vision came to be.
Let get right to it, I really enjoyed 2047 Virtual Revolution. I’ll also admit that Blade Runner 2049 was one of my favorite films of 2017, despite its lackluster box office performance and theatrical run time.
The original Blade Runner is hailed as one of the greatest sci-fi films ever created. And now, we’re getting a sequel to it via Blade Runner: 2049. A sequel that will indeed feature the return of Harrison Ford as Deckard. At the Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic Con, a small video was shown that chronicled the timeline between the original film and the sequel:
Acclaimed filmmaker Denis Villeneuve might finally be able to live out his dream to director a new movie based on Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel, Dune. Variety reports that Villeneuve is currently in talks with Legendary Pictures to potentially helm a cinematic reboot of Herbert’s Dune for the company. Legendary hasn’t commented yet on the news, but Villeneuve has been enthusiastic about the property int he past.
So the Blade Runner sequel is finally happening. Ridley Scott is only producing the upcoming film, but Harrison Ford is returning to star. Today, Warner Bros. released the first teaser trailer for the movie, which offered the first look at footage from the film. You can check out the Blade Runner 2049 announcement video below.