'Blade Runner 2049' Snapchat Filter Brings Spinners to AR
In Ridley Scott’s 1982 science-fiction movie Blade Runner, corporations loom large over people in a dark, decaying vision of the 21st century. And now you can celebrate the sequel, Blade Runner 2049, with a selfie filter on Snapchat.
As a promotional tie-in for Blade Runner 2049, which hits theaters on October 6, Snapchat has just released two new filters modeled after the film. With the selfie camera, you can snap a picture of yourself (the filter puts you in a hoodie, which is weird because no one in the movie wears one) with Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford looking grim ‘n moody right behind you.
Flip the camera and Snapchat’s augmented reality feature will bring a spinner (those flying cars that populate dystopian Los Angeles) right in front of you. You can manipulate the size and position of the spinner with just a few pinches and swipes. Tap the car and it’ll take off right before your eyes. You might want to turn up the sound as well.
The Inverse office had some fun with these filters, which show off pretty much the extent Snapchat’s technology can do (for now). The spinner filter is, admittedly, quite the sight to behold.
Blade Runner hits theaters on October 6.
If you liked this article, check out this video about the practical effects in Blade Runner 2049.