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The Synopsis for ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Reveals Weird ‘Star Wars’ Connection…

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.

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  • Dirty Frank

    It’s kind of the staple story arc of many detective/mystery films. Yes, it’s not inventive, but it’s not so much a rip off of Awakens as it is following a long established detective story trope. Someone finds a mystery. Someone’s missing. Someone has to find missing someone to get info to solve the mystery. The inventiveness comes from how those conceits are played with and the story that is explored. As to trusting Ridders, nah. Not after Prometheus. Luckily he’s got limited involvement in this in comparison to other projects under his wing.

  • Peter Kushing

    This doesn’t sound too good. Totally unnecessary $equel.

  • huntermc

    “I don’t question Sir. Ridley Scott…ever.”

    After Prometheus, I think it’s totally reasonable to question some of this choices.

    • Richter Belmont

      Compared to Exodus: Gods and Kings, it makes Prometheus look like a masterpiece.

    • Justin McGill

      Since Hannibal even . Although he did the best he could given the source material.

  • McGilli

    I’m still amazed to this day – that people don’t realize that the original Blade Runner takes place in the Star Wars universe. I mean c’mon! First of all, Deckard – after the events of Blade Runner looked for a change in jobs, wanted to be ‘free of the system’ and so he became a smuggler in the outer worlds, met Chebaca and the rest is history as we know it.

    So, what’s cool is that this Blade Runner sequel – while 30 years later – is actually from just before The Force Awakens! He’d never really gotten over the events of Life Day with Chewbacca’s family (See SW Xmas Special) and after he found out Leia was Luke’s brother, and that she had kissed him on the lips (Empire) – some time after Return Of The Jedi he went back to Earth – and then that’s where this movie happens.

    I won’t ruin the end of this new movie but – Declared doesn’t die in this because … well he’s in The Force Awakens.

    There won’t be a third Blade Runner Movie.

    Ok I’m done. Sorry, I really just needed to type something ridiculous…. Don’t take this seriously.

  • Mamet006

    Yeah, sorry it’s not as original as ‘Blair Witch’ Brad. Jesus.

  • Mehliens

    Good god, are you seriously comparing that most untalented little man Abrams to one of the best directors of our time Denis Villeneuve and indirectly calling him out to not be able to think outside the box? That from the people who call anything done by Wan ‘game changing’. You guys are just ridiculous.

    • Christopher Webster

      Villeneuve didn’t write the script.

    • jet

      i will miss abrams lensflares…… i only watch his movies for the lensflares.

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