‘Blade Runner’ sequel being shot by one of the greatest cinematographers. Ever.

Blade Runner.

Fuck, man. How am I not supposed to be excited about Blade Runner 2: Unnecessary Sequel? Ryan Gosling. Denis Villeneuve. And now Roger Deakins.

The Verge:

When people talk about the stunning visuals, textures, and look of the original Blade Runner, it’s often director Ridley Scott and his meticulous attention to detail that get the credit — and while Scott’s impact can’t be overstated, it’s the incredibly talented artists behind the scenes that helped craft that vision and make it a reality. In the original, legendary director of photography Jordan Cronenweth shot the film, imbuing it with the melancholy atmosphere and look that inspired a generation of sci-fi filmmakers.

For the sequel we’ll be getting Deakins, who is straight-up one of the most spectacular directors of photography to ever touch a camera. Going through Deakins’ credits is basically like reading a list of The Most Beautiful Movies You’ve Ever Seen: Skyfall, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Shawshank Redemption, Dead Man Walking. There’s also his extensive collaboration with Joel and Ethan Coen — Deakins shot Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, O Brother, Where Art Thou and a number of other films — as well as his gorgeous work in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. Deakins has proven to be a forward-thinking technologist as well, adopting digital color timing well ahead of his contemporaries, and making the jump to shooting with digital cameras seamlessly without sacrificing beauty or image quality.