We have been on a writers’ strike for three weeks, with no indication that the union will reach an agreement with the producers. In fact, the threat spreads that, if it continues, other Hollywood guilds such as acting and directors would join, virtually stopping the industry. This hasn’t happened yet, but several projects have to deal right now with the absence of writers, and in the case of Amazon Prime Video we have the curious case of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
The series is filming its second season, and it’s going to keep going even if the creators aren’t on set. Another great bet of amazon studioswhose fate picks up Deadline. We talk about Blade Runner 2099the live action series produced by the platform streaming next to Ridley Scott (director of the iconic 1982 film) serving as executive producer. Blade Runner 2099 He hasn’t confirmed a cast yet, but he wanted to start shooting soon.
The team was scheduled to relocate to Belfastin North Irelandbut the strike would have forced the filming to be delayed for a whole year, at the spring 2024. A most drastic break that a local media regrets, Northern Ireland Screen: “The project had been preparing for many months in Belfast. the strike of Writers Guild has halted production worldwide and we hope a fair deal can be reached soon so the team can get back to work.”
Blade Runner 2099 is a millionaire series that wants to expand the story started by Philip K Dick in his novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?from which Blade Runner It was a free adaptation. Several years later Denis Villeneuve directed the sequel, Blade Runner 2049maintaining the presence of Harrison Ford like Rick Deckard and incorporating ryan gosling as the main character. Blade Runner 2099 it would be a continuation of this story: as its title indicates, 50 years later in that dystopian Los Angeles.
The series is developed by Silka Luisa, and we do not have more details of what his plot or team is. Maybe after a few months, when the real shooting date is close, we will know something more.
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