The arrival of Blade Runner in 1982 was a seminal moment for me. Harrison Ford, fresh from Raiders of the Lost Ark and still frozen in carbonite in The Empire Strikes Back was starring in a movie based on a story from one of my favorite authors, Philip K. Dick.
There are some critical differences between the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and the movie Blade Runner but this still is, and will always be, one of the best adaptations from book to film ever made. If there is an author whose work should be made into a film noir, it’s Dick, and if there is an actor that can play a beautiful, frustrating, flawed, Dick character, he’s Harrison Ford.
So I am nervous about the upcoming sequel and may just skip it.
This fan-made prequel, on the other hand, could not be more dead-on. Enjoy.