The animated short is a prequel of the forthcoming full-length movie Blade Runner 2049.
The animated film was written and directed by Shinichiro Watanabe and also includes music from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Pitchfork reports. It's the third in a series of prequels taking place in the years between the original Blade Runner and the forthcoming sequel, which is due out on October 6th.
The news arrives in the wake of reports that composer Jóhann Jóhannsson is no longer involved in scoring Blade Runner 2049. Flying Lotus' own film Kuso secured a wider release back in June and he's set to embark on a 3D show tour across North America this fall.
Doing something with Watanabe was a dream of mine. Cowboy Bebop is one of the greatest!— KUSO (@flyinglotus) September 15, 2017
First things I thought was how cool it would be to get kuedo and @MiguelAtwdFrgsn involved too. It all came out so good. Really proud of it.— KUSO (@flyinglotus) September 15, 2017
Watch a Japanese promo clip for Blade Runner 2022.