Blade Runner 2049 Miniatures Created by Weta Workshop
Weta Workshop was honoured to contribute practical miniatures, selected cinematography, and concept design work to Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve.
This was a passion project for our crew, who are huge fans of Ridley Scott’s iconic 1982 original.
Here in Wellington, NZ, we hand-made enormous miniature sets which were then filmed by legendary cinematographer Alex Funke. In the Design Studio, our team of conceptual designers helped give shape to the director’s vision.
Visually, Las Vegas needed to be a bold departure from the cold, dark city of Los Angeles. Iconic, real-world buildings from 1980s Las Vegas were placed between towering new megastructures in order to ground the audience in the new location. Referencing Australian dust storms, saturated oranges and reds provide a strongly oppositional colour palette to the dark blues and neon lights of LA.
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