Warner Bros. Pictures just shared the official announcement trailer for 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.
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 this trailer seems to reveal that the duo connect 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 recently 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.