People who love Blade Runner, really love Blade Runner. It was a film that failed to find its audience on the big screen but through home video release and various recuts, it has become something more than a cult classic and is generally held up as one of sci-fi cinema’s masterpieces. Can that translate into a big screen blockbuster? Perhaps but slow burn science-fiction is certainly less appealing than Transformers to mainstream audiences.
Ridley Scott is obsessed with Alien now so has given up his director’s seat to one of cinema’s most exciting modern directors in Denis Villeneuve .
While this trailer keeps things vague, there are signs of the replicant origins with Jared Leto playing a creepy (he’s always creepy) creator. And it also seems to be attempting to make it look like Harrison Ford is in the film way more than he actually is – this is clearly a one or two scene cameo for him.
Would you like the official synopses from Warner Bros? Sure you would.
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.
The cast is led by Ryan Gosling with Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Barkhad Abdi and a returning Edward James Olmos.
Blade Runner 2049 arrives in theatres 6 October 2017