BLADE RUNNER 2049 || The sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner finally gets a trailer today. Blade Runner was set in 2019, just a few years from now. And even though the flying cars and artificial intelligence are not quite where the film promised we would be, Blade Runner 2049 brings us back to that future world, with Ryan Gosling picking up where Harrison Ford left off. Gosling plays Officer K, a new blade runner tasked with putting an end to the impending war between humans and replicants (genetically engineered androids identical to humans in almost every way). Officer K’s first stop is to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), the protagonist from the original film. Also co-starring in the film are Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, and Dave Bautista. The big question, as was in the original film, is whether or not Gosling’s character is a replicant, to which Ford’s Deckard was constantly under the pressure of wondering whether or not he was real.
Big things could be in store for this latest film if it comes off without a hitch, not only does it have Academy Award nominated Ryan Gosling acting lead alongside Academy Award nominated Harrison Ford (Witness) and Academy Award winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), it also has Academy Award nominated director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), Academy Award nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (hopefully this is his year), Academy Award nominated editor Joe Walker (Arrival & 12 Years A Slave) and Academy Award nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (Sicario & The Theory Of Everything). With that stacked of a cast and crew, you have to imagine this will be a strong contender come Oscar season if it turns out to be a decent film. The original was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects (to which it was between by E.T. Extra Terrestrial).
Rolling Stone published an excellent article detailing the trailer themselves: Blade Runner 2049: Everything We Know So Far.
Release Date: October 6, 2017
Directed By: Denis Villeneuve
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures