It’s easy to forget now that on its release, Blade Runner was considered a bit of a flop. Since then it’s become one of the defining sci-fi movies of the last 40 years. Even so, when it was revealed a follow-up was in the works, many were uncertain.
And to be honest, I’m not sure this announcement trailer will silence the naysayers. While there are hints towards the original, from neon lighting to Vangelis-style synth strings, its also trying to show it’s something a little bit different – although quite what that difference will be still isn’t clear.
It’s certainly intriguing though, with Ryan Gosling stepping into the central role in a world of humans and replicants. But as you’ve probably guessed, an old face also reappears – Harrison Ford, revisiting his past classic as he did in The Force Awakens and the last Indiana Jones movies.
Here’s the brief 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 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.’
Blade Runner 2049 will be in cinemas next October.