Blade Runner 2049: Beautiful New Trailer Takes Us Back to The Future

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We haven’t seen the entirety of Denis Villeneuve‘s (Enemy) Blade Runner 2049, but this first, gorgeous trailer gives us every confidence that this long-hoped-for-but-never-expected sequel will honor the richness of the bleak near-future tapestry Los Angeles depicted in Ridley Scott‘s 1982 Blade Runner, while also adding to the mythology with entirely new and intriguing environments. Not only does the trailer look incredible, but the score by Jóhann Jóhannsson meshes perfectly with composer Vangelis‘ score for the original.

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.

Blade Runner 2049 was written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, from a story by Fancher, and is based on the world envisioned by the late Philip K. Dick. Jared Leto, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista co-star, with Edward James Olmos reprising the role of Gaff.

The movie opens on October 6, 2017.

2 thoughts on “Blade Runner 2049: Beautiful New Trailer Takes Us Back to The Future

  • Aaron Katzmarek
    May 10, 2017 at 2:58 PM

    Dude. What’s the word on Deckard and the different endings (director’s cut/theatrical) from the original? Any thoughts on Gosling saying “I wanna ask you some questions” and the weird reaction…maybe like a replicant test?

  • May 11, 2017 at 3:15 PM

    Well, for ages, Ford said that Deckard was definitely NOT a replicant. Then, when Scott released the final director’s cut, he said in press that Gaff’s dream sequences were pretty obvious clues that Deckard’s memories were implanted and he IS a replicant. Considering Scott still has control of the project, I’m guessing Deckard and K are probably BOTH Replicants. We’ll see!


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