Since Blade Runner‘s release in 1982, Ridley Scott’s forward-thinking sci-fi has gone on to become a much adored film for many. Starring Harrison Ford as replicant hunting blade runner Rick Deckard, the movie painted a visually stunning picture of a near-future world setting (2019 – not so futuristic now) in which humans had created replicants, realistic human-like androids that serve almost as slaves, with one manufacturing problem: their emotional responses. The film showed the events that followed after an incident occurred in which replicants on a space mission had rebelled and come back to Earth, and it was Deckard’s job to ‘retire’ (kill) them. Director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), in collaboration with Scott, is now set to take us thirty years on from the original film with Blade Runner 2049.
Working with a slightly larger budget than the first film had, Villeneuve has a little more money to keep up with the gargantuan electricity bill Blade Runner‘s advertising-heavy cities run up , not to mention being able to have Ryan Gosling star as titular character LAPD Officer K, Jared Leto, who plays the movie’s antagonist, and of course the one and only Harrison Ford who returns as Deckard – Ford’s inclusion in Blade Runner 2049 marks his second reprisal of a franchise role after his all but brief trip back to the Star Wars Saga in The Force Awakens.
The upcoming sequel received its first announcement trailer back in March, which served mostly to expose the movie’s existence to the public and gave away very little information with regards to the plot or characters, which came as no surprise at such an early stage. With the film now just five months from release, Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled the first full-length trailer for the movie online revealing a swathe of new information about the project.
Official Description and Trailer:
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
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Blade Runner 2049 shoots into cinemas October 6th.