Two new posters for “Blade Runner 2049” feature the film’s leading men, Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, with contrasting backgrounds. Gosling’s Officer K emerges from a wintry mix accompanied by the caption, “A new civilization begins now,” while Ford’s Rick Deckard is in an almost post-apocalyptic landscape with the phrase, “You know his past. Discover his future.”
Warner Bros.’ “Blade Runner 2049” sees LAPD Officer K (Gosling), a new blade runner, discovering something that could change the course of history. In his quest for answers, he finds Rick Deckard (Ford), the blade runner from the original film, who disappeared 30 years ago.
Based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,” director Ridley Scott’s 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.
Opening Oct. 6, director Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049” stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Edward James Olmos, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.