​Flying Lotus Scores 'Blade Runner 2022' Short Film

It was written and directed by Shinichiro Watanabe

Photo: Sharon Steele

BY Sarah MurphyPublished Sep 15, 2017

Flying Lotus made his big screen debut with the release of his feature film Kuso earlier this summer, giving viewers a glimpse into his next album in the process. Now, he's announced his musical involvement with another film project.
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.

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.

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