New ‘Blade Runner: 2049’ Trailer Shows Off Ryan Gosling & Harrison Ford Sci-fi Sequel

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Warner Bros. has unveiled a big new trailer for Blade Runner: 2049, the long-awaited sci-fi sequel starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.

Set 30 years after the events in Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece, Blade Runner: 2049 follows a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), as he unearths a secret that could throw what’s left of society into chaos. His search for the truth leads him to Rick Deckard (Ford), a blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years.

There are only a handful of directors that you could trust to bring a potentially worthy sequel to such a highly respected sci-fi film, and Denis Villeneuve is one of them. With a list of credits that include Incendies, Prisoners, Sicario and Arrival, Villeneuve has proven himself to be one of the strongest directors working today.

There’s one hell of a team helping Villeneuve bring his highly anticipated follow-up to life: Blade Runner scribe Hampton Fancher & Logan scribe/American Gods EP Michael Green behind the script; Scott himself on board as executive producer; master cinematographer Roger Deakins (The Shawshank Redemption, A Beautiful Mind, No Country for Old Men) behind the lens; two-time Oscar-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory of Everything, Arrival) crafting the score; Oscar-nominated editor Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave, Arrival) cutting it together; Oscar-winning production designer Dennis Gassner (The Truman Show, Skyfall); and of course Gosling and Ford as your leads.

Scroll past the trailer below to check out stills and two new posters.

Blade Runner: 2049, also starring Ana De Armas, MacKenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto, arrives in Australia on October 5 and opens in the US on October 6.

Synopsis for Blade Runner: 2049:

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.

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