FlyLo has scored a new animated short film dubbed Blade Runner 2022. It was written and directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop), and as the title suggests, lands between the original 1982 Blade Runner film (set in 2019) and the forthcoming sequel Blade Runner 2049.
In addition to Flying Lotus' musical contributions, the new short also features music by Miguel Atwood Ferguson and Kuedo.
I've been listening to the blade runner soundtrack lately. https://t.co/RKPg6Y3kgP— KUSO (@flyinglotus) August 31, 2017
BLADE RUNNER 2022 https://t.co/2K09Da2H2j— KUSO (@flyinglotus) September 15, 2017
Doing something with Watanabe was a dream of mine. Cowboy Bebop is one of the greatest!— KUSO (@flyinglotus) September 15, 2017
I was watching the old blade runner every night earlier in the year and they hit me up to do this project on a rare rainy day n la.— KUSO (@flyinglotus) September 15, 2017
First things I thought was how cool it would be to get kuedo and @MiguelAtwdFrgsn involved too. It all came out so good. Really proud of it.— KUSO (@flyinglotus) September 15, 2017
When I saw a rough cut of 2022 the temp music was from my past albums. Seeing Blade Runner imagery set to my music was a beautiful feeling— KUSO (@flyinglotus) September 15, 2017
Blade Runner 2022 arrives following two other mini films, 2036: Nexus Dawn (starring a blinded Jared Leto) and 2048: Nowhere to Run. The Denis Villeneuve full-length feature Blade Runner 2049 hits theatres on October 6.
Get an early look at the latest short film in the series with a behind-the-scenes clip from Blade Runner 2022 below.