“Blade Runner 2049” begins the countdown to the Monday debut of the new trailer with a 15-second teaser that showcases the breathtaking palette of the eagerly awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic.
A combination of new and previously released footage, the footage juxtaposes the noirish futuristic cityscape with Gosling’s Officer K wandering through an orange post-apocalyptic landscape, as Robin Wright’s character intones, “There is an order to things. That’s what we do here.”
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?,” Scott’s 1982 original 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.
Directed Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Sicario”) from a script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, “Blade Runner 2049” stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Mackenzie Davis and Sylvia Hoeks. Executive produced by Ridley Scott, the film opens Oct. 6.