Rutger Hauer, Blade Runner actor, dies at 75

Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, who starred in Ridley Scott’s science-fiction movie Blade Runner (1982) as the replicant leader Roy Batty, opposite Harrison Ford, has died at the age of 75. Rutger died at his home in the Netherlands on Friday, July 19, after a brief illness, according to his agent Steve Kenis. The Rutger Hauer

Exclusive: Blade Runner 2049’s alternate title revealed

When a sequel has been awaited for 35 years, you can’t just call it Blade Runner 2. The title ultimately became Blade Runner 2049, the year in which it takes place, but…the producers of Blade Runner 2049 have now exclusively shared an alternate title they almost went with. Blade Runner 2049 was almost called Blade

Exclusive: Blade Runner 2049 is not actually 163 minutes, producers say

When the running time of Blade Runner 2049 clocked in at nearly three hours, early reports worried the magnitude of that epic would be too much for audiences to stand. The film’s producers, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson want to be clear: the actual length of the movie is closer to your average Transformers or

The real reason Blade Runner 2049 took 35 years

Perhaps 35 years isn’t such a long time when you consider it took 25 for Ridley Scott to make his Final Cut of the original Blade Runner. Blade Runner 2049 brings back replicant hunter Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) and a new group of Blade Runners and replicants. At the Los Angeles press conference for the

The 10 coolest sci-fi weapons from games, movies and TV

Science fiction has some of the most inventive concepts in any genre — and sci-fi weapons are no exception. Because the rules of reality are so bendable in science fiction, it’s easy to let the imagination run wild, and we all know what happens when brilliant imaginations run wild: magic. The magic that comes from these

The 10 most dystopian futures depicted in movies

The dystopian futures that work the best are those born out of our own present-day reality. We all have experiences of state interference, exploitative corporations too big for governance or a new technology with drawbacks that outstrip innovation. Wireless earphones anyone? Movies give us the opportunity to explore the issues facing our world from a