One of the most anticipated films of the year, the long-gestating sequel “Blade Runner 2049” has just released it’s newest trailer. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Sicario,” “Enemy,” “Prisoners”), the film follows a new agent whose investigation collides with the previous film. Here’s the official synopsis:
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 in 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.
Villeneuve has been quite busy recently, lining up a remake of “Dune” and earning Oscar love for his brainy, sci-fi “Arrival.” There are a lot of hopes pinned on the upcoming film, and the director is certainly aware of the pressure.
“The level of expectation behind the move is huge and everybody is waiting for the movie with open arms — or with a baseball bat. The expectations are for obvious reasons: the first movie was a masterpiece and it’s a very risky, challenging project. But I will say that it has been the most rewarding and exciting experience of my life so far and I’m excited,” he said earlier this year.
The film also sees the re-teaming of director Villeneuve and cinematographer Roger Deakins, who previously shot “Prisoners” and “Sicario” for Villeneuve (and who has 13(!) Oscar nominations but no wins) Written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, with a story credit from original Blade Runner writers Fancher and David Peoples, “Blade Runner 2049” stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, and Edward James Olmos, Warner Brothers will release “Blade Runner 2049” on October 6th. Watch the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments section.