In a 1982 video interview with Reelin ‘in the years, Scott talks at length about the themes of “Blade Runner” and what he means by saying it’s not a sci-fi movie. Clarifying his stance, Scott said that as the events of “Blade Runner” unfold in 2019, it’s about a “near future,” just “40 years from now” at the time of the interview. The chaotic “great multinational warrior” in “Blade Runner” is falling into turmoil due to overpopulation and pollution, making the planet uninhabitable. Scott’s aim is to put these very real issues into a backward context, mostly as a reminder that this is not the kind of future we want:
“Hopefully there was a significant separation to the audience and the film at that point, so it was completely clear to them that they were watching a fabrication, not necessarily a prediction of the future. I hope that’s not the future.”
By saying that the film is not a prediction of the future, Scott hopes that real-world problems of overpopulation and climate change will be addressed in useful ways. prevent such a bleak future. Despite his hopes for humanity, Scott also said in the interview that he “does[es] believe that’s the way it’s going [depleted resources, environmental decay]”and that we could end up in a “Blade Runner” world unless something really is done with it. “
Well, terrible news, guys. “Blade Runner” is not science fiction anymore, nor is it a futuristic movie because the future of film is was herethis makes Scott’s film a contemporary horror film.
https://www.slashfilm.com/980337/ridley-scott-doesnt-think-of-blade-runner-as-a-science-fiction-film/ Ridley Scott doesn’t think of Blade Runner as a ‘sci-fi’ movie