With a blanket of adobe orange smoke hovering over the Bay Area, San Francisco currently looks like a dystopian nightmare. Sci-fi fans might notice that it has some eerie parallels to one specific dystopia, the 2017 film “Blade Runner 2049.”
The highly anticipated sequel to the ’80s sci-fi cult classic starred Ryan Gosling as a blade runner, the term for a police officer who tracks down and “removes” androids gone rogue. The skies of futuristic California are a Martian orange, adding to the film’s tense atmosphere. Smoke from today’s wildfires coming from all over California and even as far away as Oregon has San Francisco looking like it could audition as a filming location for another sequel.