A 12-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer will shoot Blade Runner 2

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May 21, 2015, 10:50 AM EDT (Updated)

Acclaimed British cinematographer Roger Deakins will be setting the futuristic sheen when the cameras start rolling on director Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2 sometime in summer of 2016. 

A recipient of the 2011 American Society of Cinematographer's Lifetime Achievement Award, Deakins has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards and was the main man behind the camera in iconic films like The Shawshank Redemption; Fargo; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; The Big Lebowski; No Country for Old Men; True Grit; Courage Under Fire; and Skyfall.   He'll reteam with Villeneuve after shooting the director's last two film projects, Prisoners and Sicario.

The original Blade Runner's cinematographer was the late, great Jordan Cronenweth, who set a new industry standard for glossy, neon-drenched cityscapes and striking dystopian vistas.  Deakins definitely has an impressive resume and should be well equipped to capture some stunning imagery once the production begins next year, with Harrison Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard.  

Are you pleased with the choice of cinematographer? Do you think this bodes well for Blade Runner 2?

(Via Geek Tyrant)