Much about the upcoming sequel to 1982’s “Blade Runner” remains shrouded in mystery, but a new trailer released Monday does provide some new revelations about the film fans have waited 35 years for.
“Blade Runner 2049,” starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, and Jared Leto, hits theaters October 6. The rain-drenched new footage shows more of the first meeting between Gosling and Ford’s characters, lots of shots of grimy futuristic technology, occasional explosions, and Leto delivering foreboding monologues.
Ford reprises his role as Rick Deckard, a former “blade runner” whose job in the original film was to hunt down genetically engineered “replicants.” He appears to have gone into hiding since the events of the first film, but Gosling’s new LAPD blade runner tracks him down for help with a case.
The rest of the story is still somewhat vague, but based on the trailer, one could conclude it will involve quite a bit of chasing, violence, and rumination on the nature of humanity.
Denis Villeneuve takes over the director’s chair from Ridley Scott, who serves as executive producer. “Blade Runner 2049” also stars Ana De Armas, MacKenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, and Dave Bautista.