There’s 30 years between when the action of Blade Runner took place and that of the upcoming sequel, Blade Runner 2049. A lot can happen in three decades, and so three short films are coming which explore what’s been happening in that time.
The first of those has arrived in the form of 2036: Nexus Dawn, which takes us into a world where replicants have been banned, but then Jared Leto’s reclusive genius Niander Wallace turns up with plans to change that. Benedict Wong also stars.
It gives us a feel for where Blade Runner 2049 will be going. Here’s the 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.’
Take a look at Nexus Dawn below. Blade Runner 2049 will be in cinemas in October.