Cyberpunk Fans are Celebrating Blade Runner Day

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Back in 1982, Ridley Scott directed a loose adaptation of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and it turned into a cult classic. Blade Runner was set in November 2019, which just happens to be today, so fans are celebrating the fact that we have arrived in the time of the replicants.

Some people have decided that November 1, 2019, is officially Blade Runner Day and didn't waste time celebrating it.


A few fans were quick to make references to replicants, because why not?


It's also the perfect time to reminisce about Roy Batty's impressive monologue before his death, which was actually improvised by the late film legend Rutger Hauer.


You might also want to consider dressing up like those cool replicants or find a trenchcoat just like Rick Deckard's.

On the other hand, it's also best to remember that Blade Runner wasn't too far off when it imagined the future.

Blade Runner starred Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, a former police officer who is tasked to track down bioengineered beings called replicants who are responsible for the death of a fellow "blade runner."

Although the original film takes place in 2019, the Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel Blade Runner 2049 is set even further in the future. It may take a little more time for us to reach the future where Jared Leto is a mad CEO who wants to bioengineer replicants capable of reproduction, we can still celebrate Blade Runner Day this month.

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