Blade Runner: Black Lotus, new animated series inspired by Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford's sci-fi drama, in works

FP Staff

Nov 30, 2018 10:12:19 IST

Sci-fi classic Blade Runner is coming to the small screen as an animated series, reports Variety.

Blade Runner: Black Lotus, new animated series inspired by Ryan Gosling, Harrison Fords sci-fi drama, in works

A poster of Blade Runner 2049. Twitter

Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, and Alcon Entertainment are partnering to produce Blade Runner: Black Lotus, a new anime series inspired by Blade Runner 2049Blade Runner-Black Lotus will consist of 13 half-hour episodes.

The series will be directed by Shinji Aramaki of the Appleseed films, and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex).

The story will include a few familiar characters from the Blade Runner universe. It takes place in 2032, locating it 17 years before Blade Runner 2049, and 10 years after Blade Runner: Black Out 22, the 15-minute anime prequel anime to Blade Runner 2049, helmed by Shinichirō Watanabe.

Blade Runner 2049, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, debuted in theatres in October 2017. It grossed over US$250 million (RM1.05 billion) worldwide. The neo-noir science fiction film was directed by Dennis Villeneuve and produced by Columbia Pictures among others.

Veteran cinematographer Roger Deakins won the Best Cinematography award at the 90th Academy Awards. The film also won the Best Visual Effects award, beating films like James Gunn's superhero ensemble Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Rian Johnson's fantasy drama Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Matt Reeves' sci-fi film War for the Planet of the Apes.

With inputs from Agence France-Presse.

Updated Date: Nov 30, 2018 10:12:19 IST