The official Facebook page just shared the official synopsis for Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic that’s being directed by Denis Villeneuve. It not only reveals that the followup takes place 30 years after the first, but also shares a weird connection to last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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.
Yes, the basic story arc is the same as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, only you can replace Luke Skywalker with Rick Deckard. It really makes we question Hollywood’s ability to think outside the box; was this intentionally copied or are we in a state of “fake remaking” everything that lends itself to the “x amount of years later” structure? Whatever the case, I don’t question Sir. Ridley Scott…ever.
Blade Runner 2049‘s full cast includes Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Sylvia Hoeks, Ana de Armas, Carla Juri, David Dastmalchian, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, and Jared Leto.
Blade Runner 2049 is targeted for release on October 7, 2017.