Warner Bros. continue to ratchet up the marketing for Denis Villeneuve’s neon-noir return to the rain-soaked world of Blade Runner. ‘Begins’ is the new TV spot of Blade Runner 2049, and whilst it’s packaged with a lot of the footage we’ve seen already, there are still a few new pieces of imagery to get us even more excited for Ryan Gosling in a long coat. You can take a quick journey into the future with the trailer below.
2049 stars Ryan Gosling as LAPD Officer K, who uncovers a secret which could throw what’s left of an increasingly decrepit dystopia into further decline. It’s a mystery that leads him to seek out the help of the original’s protagonist, Deckard (Harrison Ford), who has been missing for 30 years having fallen in love and absconded with Sean Young’s replicant, Rachael.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the man responsible for Sicario and Arrival, the sequel appears to be stylistically synced with the original, in terms of the stunning visuals and score. As for the plot, there’s thankfully very little to go on, although Gosling has revealed that it will be more brutal than the original, and they’ve also hinted that they’ll definitively reveal whether or not Deckard is a synthetic.
Almost 20 years in the making, a sequel novel was written, with an adapted screenplay by Stuart Hazeldine surfacing in 1997, but due to rights issues the project was shelved, and Ridley Scott appeared to find more passion in tinkering with the different cuts of the original.
Blade Runner 2049 will be released by Warner Bros on October 6th 2017 and also stars Jared Leto (Suicide Squad), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Robin Wright (Wonder Woman), Ana De Armas, Edward James Olmos (the original Blade Runner), Lennie James (The Walking Dead) and MacKenzie Davis (The Martian).
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