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Watch new Blade Runner short film soundtracked by Flying Lotus

'Blade Runner Black Out 2022' is directed by Shinichiro Watanabe...

'Blade Runner 2049' hits the big screen on Friday 6th October, and ahead of its release anime director Shinichiro Watanabe has made a 15-minute short film that prefaces it.

Titled 'Blade Runner Black Out 2022', Watanabe worked with 'Blade Runner 2049' director Denis Villeneuve on the project, as well as drafting in Flying Lotus to provide the soundtrack.

Watanabe’s 'Blade Runner Black Out 2022' occurs 15 years ahead of Villeneuve’s much-anticipated feature-length, 'Blade Runner 2049', and focuses on events that happened after the original 'Blade Runner' film.

You can watch the trailer for 'Blade Runner Black Out 2022' below, and watch the full version on Crunchyroll.

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