Our very first look at the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi masterpiece has arrived.
Blade Runner 2049 picks up 30 years after the first film and follows a new blade runner played by Ryan Gosling. Most of the plot details have been kept under wraps, but according to the quick synopsis (below), after Gosling’s LAPD Officer K discovers a secret that could throw what’s left of society into chaos, he heads on an a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a blade runner that’s been missing for 30 years.
This writer would be a little more hesitant to accept a Blade Runner sequel with open arms were it not for director Denis Villeneuve, who has proven himself a truly fantastic filmmaker with films such as Incendies, Prisoners, Sicario and Arrival. The first trailer is clearly more of a teaser, but it shows off just the right amount to get that anticipation building. The atmosphere is tangible, the visuals – boasting cinematography by the master that is Roger Deakins (The Shawshank Redemption, A Beautiful Mind, No Country for Old Men) – are stunning, and of course there’s Gosling and Ford as leads. We want more. Now.
Blade Runner 2049, also starring Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto, arrives in Australia on October 5 and opens in the US on October 6, 2017.
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.