'Blade Runner: 2049's Alternative Titles Have Been Revealed

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Blade Runner 2049 originally had a bunch of different proposed titles – and they all sound pretty out there.

The movie – which stars Ryan Gosling as Agent K and Harrison Ford reprising his role of Rick Deckard – is a revival sequel this time directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Arrival) and not a remake of Ridley Scott's 1982 classic.

Despite critical praise, the movie was beat out in the US box office race yesterday by horror sleeper hit (and the considerable lower budget) Happy Deathday.

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The film – which was expected to take somewhere in the $40 million range – has underperformed at the box office, drawing in a modest $31.5 million to date. But maybe an alternate title would have changed things?

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As revealed by Monsters and Critics, the production team originally played around with multiple alternate titles, each more out there then the last.

The first of these was Blade Runner: Androids Dreams, based on the Philip K.Dick story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? that inspired Ridley Scott's original movie (although this was later deemed too complicated).

During the pre-production phase, other titles were also thrown into the ring including Acid Zoo and also Queensboro – but neither of those stuck either.

"The fact that the original movie and the original first frame of the film is Los Angeles 2019, and since our story takes place 30 years hence, we thought it was very simple and clean just to call it Blade Runner 2049 as opposed to a lot of these other titles being kicked around," said Cosgrove.

So, there you have it.

From: Digital Spy