The first trailer for Denis Villeneuve‘s Blade Runner 2049 is now available. It’s not much in the way of plot (but boy is it atmospheric!); thankfully a new plot synopsis helps to clear things up a bit. It appears that Ryan Gosling‘s character, mysteriously named K, is chasing after a secret in a future world that’s even more of a dystopia than the one Harrison Ford‘s Deckard occupied 30 years earlier. The two ultimately cross paths in an unexpected way, as is revealed in this first teaser trailer. (You can get a closer look at the stunning scenes in 15 images from the sequel here.)
Our first look at Villeneuve’s take on Blade Runner offers up a visual treat that’s one part foggy streets and silhouettes, and one part washed-out, yellow hellscape. The cinematography works to showcase Villeneuve’s style while also paying homage back to Ridley Scott‘s original, conjuring up images of a future Los Angeles as well as the exotic locale of the Tyrell Corporation and its imposing headquarters. It’s a brief look that definitely has us wanting more.
Scripted by Michael Green (Logan, Alien: Covenant) and Hampton Fancher (the original Blade Runner) with cinematography by the Oscar-nominated Roger Deakins, the cast includes Mackenzie Davis, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, Carla Juri, Barkhad Abdi, and Robin Wright. Blade Runner 2049 opens October 6, 2017.
Check out the first trailer for Blade Runner 2049 below:
Here’s the official synopsis from Alcon Entertainment:
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.
For more on all things Blade Runner, be sure to take a look at some recent write-ups below:
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- Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson on ‘Arrival’, Preparing to Score ‘Blade Runner 2049’, and More
- ‘Blade Runner 2’ Officially Titled ‘Blade Runner 2049’
- Denis Villeneuve Wants to Adapt ‘Dune’; Doesn’t Have Final Cut on ‘Blade Runner 2’