Sonny Astani is a big-time real estate developer in Southern California. He's also obsessed with Blade Runner. He recently unveiled plans to hang a 14-story LED billboard on the facades of two 33-story condos a la Blade Runner.
Astani was newly arrived to the US from Iran when he first saw the movie in 1985. He immediately fell in love with the idea of giant billboards, flying cars, and skyscrapers. He got into real estate, and now owns a huge chunk of downtown LA.
The project still needs to get approval from the city of LA before he can executive his vision of a real-world dystopia in Hollywoodland. The verdict is still out—we'll keep you posted on whether Astani's wish is granted or not.