Sir Ridley Scott properties are a hot ticket this week! With Alien: Covenant due for its UK wide release on May 12th, WB have released the first full-length trailer for Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to sci-fi classic, Blade Runner, helmed by Sir Ridley back in 1982. Taking the director’s chair is acclaimed writer/director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival), whilst Scott serves as executive producer.
Original star Harrison Ford returns as Rick Deckard. Former blade runner, now retired and living in exile – far from the bustling neo-noir tinged Los Angeles of the future. The sequel’s lead also features in the clip – Officer K, played by Ryan Gosling. A new blade runner who seeks out his predecessor to ask ‘some questions’. No doubt about his past dealings. And judging from Deckard’s welcoming, it looks like K may run into a few hurdles. We also have a glimpse at Jared Leto as Wallace, who appears to be overseeing the birth of a replicant.
This stunning trailer certainly captures the iconic visuals from the original film, which was lauded for its groundbreaking style and take on the sci-fi genre. It’s certainly enough to get us excited for Blade Runner 2049’s official release on October 6th.
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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 also stars Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Ana De Armas, Dave Bautista, and Edward James Olmos as Gaff. The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve, from a script by Hampton Fancer (Blade Runner) and Michael Green (Alien: Covenant, Logan). It will be released through Warner Bros. Pictures on October 6th.