In anticipation for Blade Runner 2049, Warner Bros. has released a slew of new images for Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sequel to Ridley Scott’s unforgettable original 1982 film. The long-wanted sequel takes place 30 years after the events of the original, where we find Ryan Gosling’s K, a LAPD Officer who has unearthed a secret that spells catastrophe for society. K’s quest leads him on the hunt for former LAPD Blade Runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) who has been missing for 30 years.
The new images don’t “reveal” a whole lot as far as characters or story goes, rather they showcase the fantastic production design that took place for this film. There are tons of reasons to be excited for this movie, including its connection to the original and whether or not our decade-long questions will be answered, but the details as far as look goes is no doubt one of the more looked forward to ones. From the previously mentioned production design to the costume design to the mind-blowing cinematography (by Roger Deakins of course), the sci-fi world of 2049 LA has come to life in a beautiful way.
As I mentioned earlier, these images continue the trend of keeping everything under lock and key. Some hardcore fans may be able to piece things together, but for the most part, we all have pretty close to no idea as to what 2049 is really about. And that’s a damn good thing. Either way, the photos are really good, which also include some great behind the scenes shots with Villeneuve, Gosling, and Ford.
Take a look at the new images below and after doing so, let me know your thoughts on Blade Runner 2049 in the comments. Are you just as excited as I am? Why or why not? Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 also stars Ana De Armas, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto and is released on October 6th.