Warner Bros. has unveiled a first look at “Blade Runner 2049,” the much-anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic.
The footage, bathed primarily in orange and yellow, doesn’t give anything away about the film’s plot, but does deliver Ryan Gosling as LAPD Officer K, and Harrison Ford in a return to his iconic role as Rick Deckard. However, a new synopsis, while sparse, does provide a few clues:
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.
Based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,” the 1982 film is set in a dystopian future where genetically engineered replicants, virtually indistinguishable from humans, are manufactured by a powerful corporation. Barred from Earth and relegated to performing dangerous or menial jobs on off-world colonies, those replicants that defy the ban are hunted down and killed by “Blade Runners,” such as Ford’s Deckard, who’s drawn out of retirement for one last job.
Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Sicario”) from a script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, “Blade Runner 2049” also stars Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Mackenzie Davis and Sylvia Hoeks. Executive produced by Scott, the film opens Oct. 6, 2017.
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