Warner Bros. has released the first bit of footage for Blade Runner 2049. Directed by Sicario and Arrival helmer Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, Blade Runner 2049 has new blade runner, LAPD Office K (Gosling) chasing after a long-buried secret that could turn society upside down. K’s discovery eventually put him on a path to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
As far as the footage goes, outside of some incredible cinematography (which is always the case with Villeneuve’s films) and some moments between Gosling and Ford, the trailer doesn’t show much in the way of the plot, but luckily a new synopsis release gives the footage some direction. Ridley Scott’s original is considered an all-time sci-fi favorite, and while this film looks to have a very distinct style that comes with director Villeneuve, it still looks like it’s paying homage to its predecessor.
I may be crazy for admitting this, but I’m not the biggest fan of the original film. I’ve watched it multiple times, trying to understand what it’s so loved, and while I’ve never been able to get that far, that in no way dampers my excitement for this film. There’s multiple reasons why my anticipation is where it is, but one of the main outside of Villeneuve is the scope of the film. An even more dystopian Los Angeles with humans and androids roaming the planet, but before and after seeing the footage definitely has me wanting more.
Check out the first bit of footage below and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Are you a fan of the original? Interested in a sequel? How about the director and cast combo? Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters on October 6th, 2017 and stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Ana de Armas, and Dave Bautista.
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.