Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for “Blade Runner 2049,” the sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic. The trailer begins with Jared Leto’s Wallace bringing life to a new individual who falls out of a cocoon apparatus. Next, Robin Wright’s character says, “There is an order to things. That’s what we do here. We keep order,” as the camera pans to a bloody Officer K (Ryan Gosling). His search for answers leads him to Rick Deckard, the original Blade Runner. From there, we see some of the extravagant colors, futuristic vehicles, weapons, and landscapes that the “Blade Runner” franchise is known for.
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.