EW just shared a handful of new images from Warner Bros. Pictures’ Blade Runner 2049, directed by Sicario and Prisoners’ Denis Villeneuve.
“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.”
On the aforementioned plot: “The climate has gone berserk and the ecosystem has collapsed and the ocean has risen,” Villeneuve told EW. “There are a lot of refugees trying to survive on the West Coast… The presence of the winter brings more charcoal and there’s sparks of color. The yellow is something I can’t talk about, but…it’s a very important color.”
The domino initially dropped when Alcon Entertainment announced that Ryan Gosling would star with Harrison Ford returning to his role as Rick Deckard. The above synopsis sounded a bit like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, although the announcement trailer seemed to reveal that the duo connects much earlier than when Luke appears in the final frames of Star Wars.
The casting process was insane, starting with when they cast Robin Wright, best remembered as the beauty in The Princess Bride, and now playing the powerful and gorgeous First Lady in Netflix’s blockbuster series “House of Cards”.
Then, another one of the best actresses on television was announced as part of this Ridley Scott film: Mackenzie Davis, who starred in Scott’s The Martian, as well as AMC’s astounding tech drama “Halt and Catch Fire”. Jared Leto was also attached to an undisclosed role.
The sequel is set several decades after the original. It is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.”
An October 6, 2017, release is planned through Warners.