35 years (one of the longest gaps between 2 consecutive installments of a franchise in history) after the release of the science-fiction classic, Blade Runner, its long-awaited sequel, Blade Runner 2049, is finally surfacing with a first official trailer posted by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Harrison Ford will return as former LAPD blade runner Rick Deckard for this follow-up set in the same dystopian society. He will this time face Ryan Gosling as LAPD Officer K, who is on a quest to find Deckard after unearthing a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of civilization into chaos – all of this 30 years after the events of the first film.
Ridley Scott – probably busy enough directing his Alien sequels Prometheus and Alien: Covenant – won’t be back behind the camera and will only officiate as executive producer, leaving his seat to Arrival‘s French director Denis Villeneuve. As for the script, Hampton Fancher, screenwriter of the previous opus, and Michael Green will pen this new story still based on Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Coming out on October 6, Blade Runner 2049 will also star Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James and Dave Bautista in supporting roles.
As well as its 2D release, the movie will also be accessible to experience in 3D and IMAX 3D.