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Blade Runner in 60 seconds (and some very bad news for fans…)

Every Year Empire Magazine hold a competition open to all amateur film makers. The premise is simple; remake an existing film in less than one minute…

This years very worthy winner was Philip Askins, who with this rather fine black and white, animated version of one of my very favorite films, the timeless Bladerunner, beat off 15 other competitors, to take the trophy home…

Out of interest, I’ve just looked online for an update on the Blade Runner prequel that Ridley Scott was supposed to be directing, and I am utterly shocked, disappointed and dismayed to read some of the names now connected to the project : Will Smith, Chris Tucker, Michael Bay (Directing) and the final insult, the name that ruins virtually every film he’s been in, Nicholas F**king Cage…

No, no, no… how can it be anything other than total shite, full of macho posing, pointless explosions, over the top CGI and characters with as much depth as my dining table…  What a shame, I was quite looking forward to that.

Oh well, I’ll just have to make do with watching Philip’s excellent interpretation a couple of times more, knowing full well that it will be infinitely better than anything the bunch of tossers above will ever come up with…

  1. March 27, 2013 at 22:45

    I find him Strangely Watchable (Nicholas F Cage, that is) – but he has been in some strange films.

    Why remake Blade Runner? It’s hardly settled into its own shoes.

  2. March 28, 2013 at 09:31

    Morning David
    I struggle to agree with you on the Cage front. Maybe a couple of films, Raising Arizona, Birdy, Kick Ass… but generally his billing guarantees I won’t be going to see it…
    And the Blade Runner film was never going to be a remake, more a prequel in the vein of Prometheus, but Michael Bay just destroys (literally) everything he touches. Very sad.
    Joe

  3. May 20, 2013 at 09:32

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