Blade Runner 2049 is set to become an animated series 2 years ago

Blade Runner 2049 is set to become an animated series

This could be very cool

Despite being deemed a flop on its first release Blade Runner is now acknowledged as one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time.

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Last year, three and a half decades after it first cinemas, we finally got a sequel in the shape Blade Runner 2049.

And shockingly, it was really pretty good. It's languid pace, long runtime and melancholic themes turned off a lot of cinema-goers who were expecting a mainstream action sci-fi, but it really rewards you if you put the effort in.

With that in mind, we are excited to here that an animated spin-off is in the works.

Variety is reporting that Adult Swim and anime streaming service Cruncyroll are teaming up to produce a thirteen episode show based on the movie.

Entitled Blade Runner-Black Lotus, it will be set in 2032, between the two movies.

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There are no other plot details, but it is interesting that they are saying that is based on Blade Runner 2049, and not the original movie, or Phillip K Dick's original book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

It is not the first animation to be spun off from the film though - ahead of 2049's release, an anime short by Cowboy Bebop creator Shinichiro Watanabe.