79 years young and looking unstoppable, Ridley Scott moves at a nearly one-film-a-year clip. And in the winter of his years, it seems the legendary filmmaker wants to revisit his legacy before he calls it a day. But it’s a tricky and dangerous one that could backfire. Scott’s already had mixed results when revisiting the “Alien” series with “Prometheus,” although “Alien: Covenant” could be a big comeback (knock on wood). But “Blade Runner” seemed like sacred territory that shouldn’t be touched.
While the filmmaker isn’t directing the after-the-fact sequel, he is the one that spearheaded the entire project and is acting as an over-arching producer. But maybe we can rest easy as the movie’s in the hands of director Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Enemy,” “Prisoners”), arguably one of the best filmmakers working today (we think so). And of course, Harrison Ford is returning and Ryan Gosling is the movie’s new star. With Ford returning to the “Indiana Jones” series, all he has to do is make a “Regarding Henry” sequel and the legacy circle will be complete.
Here’s the official synopsis for “Blade Runner 2049.”
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.
“Blade Runner 2049” was written by Hampton Fancher (the original “Blade Runner” writer) and Michael Green and is obviously based on characters from the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick. On top of Gosling and Ford, this “Blade Runner” sequel includes, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto. The film arrives in theaters In 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX on October 6. Watch the new trailer teaser below ahead of the full thing on Monday.