Published Sep 26, 2017In between making his directorial debut with Kuso and plotting a 3D tour, Flying Lotus somehow found the time to score animated short film Blade Runner 2022, a Shinichiro Watanabe-directed prequel to Denis Villeneuve's forthcoming feature Blade Runner 2049. Now, the film has been released online.
You can take in Blade Runner 2022 and FlyLo's score skills here, and can find a trailer in the player below. The new short also features music by frequent Lotus collaborator Miguel Atwood Ferguson and Kuedo.
"Doing something with Watanabe was a dream of mine. Cowboy Bebop is one of the greatest!" the producer wrote on Twitter earlier this month. "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."
As previously reported, Blade Runner 2022 arrives following two other mini films, 2036: Nexus Dawn (starring a blind Jared Leto) and 2048: Nowhere to Run. Blade Runner 2049 hits theatres on October 6, without a score by Jóhann Jóhannsson.