We can't wait for Ridley Scott's Prometheus to hit theaters, but long before the director teamed with Damon Lindelof to revisit the world of Alien, he created the sci-fi noir classic Blade Runner. A behind-the-scenes feature, put together to hype the film at various science fiction and fantasy conventions, takes a look at the creation of the movie. A fresh-faced Scott is featured along with futurist Syd Mead and visual effects wizard Douglas Trumbull, all discussing the production and design of the movie's universe; Mead explains how he began with clean, futuristic lines in his designs, and then added additional passes of machinery and detail to create a layered, realistic look at a world that had slowly devolved. Even the magazine covers created for the film's background set dressing make an appearance. It's a must-view for anyone that appreciates the seminal 1982 film — or is interested in the notion of Scott and screenwriter Hampton Fancher teaming up for a possible sequel.
Watch this: 'Blade Runner' 1982 behind-the-scenes reel with Ridley Scott and Syd Mead
A promotional reel for "Blade Runner," created specifically for science fiction and fantasy conventions prior to the film's release, provides a look at the movie's production, with director Ridley Scott, futurist Syd Mead, and visual effects wizard Douglas Trumbull describing their work on the film.