Hello, it's Denis again.
I have been given the amazing opportunity to direct Blade Runner 2049, which picks up 30 years after the first film.
So with that in mind I decided to ask a couple of artists, that I respect, to create three short stories that dramatize some key events that occured after 2019, when the first Blade Runner takes place, but before 2049, when my new Blade Runner story begins.
I am honoured that Watanabe, whose work I deeply admire, agreed to create this short anime for you.
I hope you enjoy this special glimpse into Blade Runner 2022.
I'll strangle you!
Well, look what we have here...
You don't have to be so cold...
It's ok, this is what you're made for.
What the hell are you doin'?
...And this is what I was made for.
We currently know of five NEXUS 8 models that have escaped from Calantha.
Soldiers? Dealing with deserters is the military's job now.
Not our concern.
Well, something needs to happen. They have no special units to handle this case.
Damn Skin-Jobs. Isn't that why we branded them?
You just couldn't let it go back then, could you Deckard?
Johnny's in the basement.
Heading to the opera house.
Where to, Iggy?
On a drive.
A long, long drive.
Ren... is it real?
Of course not.
Just like me...
You worried Trixie?
Because I'm human?
I get it. Humans are selfish, stupid liars.
But Replicants are different... so pure... so perfect.
More human than a human.
Launch authorization confirmed.
Initiating protocol: X-9-9-K-1-5-X That's affirme. Initiate step one.
Once we trigger the launch command, the rest is up to Ren.
The explosion will generate an EMP, shutting everything down.
A darkness that the humans have never known.
In three, two, one, turn!
Our job is to destroy all magnetic backups in the archives.
Other cells will start the fireworks at the remaining datacenters.
All records on the ground will be erased.
Then we're almost human?
All except our perfect right eye.
I saw the truth on the fields of Calantha.
Copy? Do you copy?
Electromagnetic interference! Radar is down! Comms dow...
That's when I realized both sides were NEXUS.
Nothing more than toy soldiers in a sandbox.
We may live longer than old NEXUS... But life doesn't mean living.
I am for living. That's what we fight for.
If we die... we go to heaven?
No heaven or hell for us.
This world is all we've got.
What the hell's going on now?
We've lost control of the missile sir!
Possible course over L.A. sir!
You! What have you done?