The much anticipated trailer to the sequel of the 1982 science fiction film Blade Runner is here and has left everybody mesmerized and spellbound. Blade Runner 2049 has been directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Ridley Scott who directed the original has turned executive producer for this sequel and has stated that this film too falls into the same genre and has the same atmosphere as the first one.
Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling as the lead who is joined by Harrison Ford, who will be seen portraying his role as Rick Deckard from the original. The cast includes Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto in supporting roles.
The trailer is sure to guarantee goosebumps to those who are fans of the original though it has managed to still not give away much about the plotline, thus retaining its mystique. Warner Bros. Pictures’ synopsis says the film takes off thirty years after the events of the first film with a new blade runner, LAPD officer K played by 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.” A blade runner for those who missed the original, is a term coined for the person who tracks down and kills rebel androids called ‘replicants’ which are banned for earth.
Harrison Ford who is extremely picky about his roles off late spoke about why he chose to come back for the next edition of Blade Runner, he said, “The character is woven into the story in a way that intrigued me. There’s a very strong emotional context and the relationship between the character, Deckard, to the other characters I found fascinating. I think it’s interesting to develop a character after a period of time.”
The sequence involving the character of Ryan Gosling coming into contact with Harrison ford from the original, is the heart of the trailer : “You’re a cop, I had your job once – I was good at it” is sure to bring back the nostalgia of the original. Not to miss the creepy looking Jared Leto too.
Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the now cult original is scheduled to release on October 6, 2017.