'Blade Runner 2049' Was Originally A Lot, Lot Longer

Director's cut, anyone?

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Blade Runner 2049's editor has revealed that the original cut of the sci-fi sequel was almost four hours long.

Talking to ProVideo Coalition, Joe Walker explained that since the original cut was so long, it had an interval for "convenience sake and – to be honest – my bladder's sake" when they were working on it.

"That break revealed something about the story – it's in two halves. There's K discovering his true past as he sees it and at the halfway mark, he kind of loses his virginity," he outlined.

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"The next morning, it's a different story, about meeting your maker and ultimately sacrifice – 'dying is the most human thing we do'. Oddly enough, both halves start with eyes opening."

Walker added that they had considered giving the two halves different titles, but the final cut does at least retain a "waking dream" tone that was in the original version.

"That's a very deliberate choice in terms of visuals but also the kind of pace they were striving for on set and the hallucinatory feel in the cut – it's the kind of dream where you tread inexorably closer to the truth," he noted.

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Of course, the extended cut isn't the only alternate version of the movie we've been told about since it hit cinemas.

Earlier this month, co-writer Hampton Fancher revealed that the original ending would have seen Deckard (Harrison Ford) die, before Michael Green worked on the script and rewrote the ending.

From: Digital Spy