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How ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘The Running Man’ predicted 2019 — decades ago

Welcome to the future. Two classic science-fiction films — “Blade Runner” and “The Running Man” — are both set in 2019, and although the films envisioned a few details that aren’t a reality right now, many of their themes nailed current modern life in America. “I call science fiction ‘reality ahead of schedule,’” Syd Mead, the celebrated designer behind “Blade Runner,” tells The Post. Watch these films now, and you can see many parallels between their fictional worlds and the real one we’re living in this very year. Ridley Scott’s 1982 film “Blade Runner” told the story of a detective (Harrison Ford) tasked with hunting rogue humanoids known as “replicants,” played by Daryl Hannah and Rutger Haue ...
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