Blade Runner 2049 is coming in a little under estimates with around a $31.5 million box office haul domestically in its opening weekend.
We've already seen one VR experience tying into the recently-released Blade Runner 2049 on Gear VR, but next week will see another new piece launch on Oculus Rift. For me, the lesson of Marvel is: you don't begin by building a universe. "You begin by telling a story worth telling".
Green went on to explain the process of putting together the story behind 2049. If you begin by trying to build the universe before creating a film worth watching, well, there be dragons. It was always: "what's our story and make sure you have a story that is worth the title". K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Green penned the sequel to Sir Ridley Scott's 1982 cult sci-fi classic alongside original Blade Runner scribe Hampton Francher which is itself inspired by Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? which came out in 1968.
Blade Runner: Memory Lab is on display at Oculus Connect 4 this week and will be launching for free on October 19th with a Gear version following on October 26th. Its cast includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Hiam Abbass, Barkhad Abdi, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Jared Leto, Edward James Olmos, and Robin Wright.