The new Blade Runner movie, Blade Runner 2049, has officially cranked up the hype machine with the release of a teaser trailer/announcement video. The teaser’s just one minute 45 seconds long but it shows off the gritty look (and color palette) of the sequel as well as introduces Ryan Gosling (La La Land) as the new blade runner. Harrison Ford also shows up in the teaser trailer reprising his role as Rick Deckard who’s none too happy to see a new blade runner.
Directed by Arrival‘s Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049 has the original Blade Runner‘s director Ridley Scott on board as an executive producer. Tim Gamble, Frank Giustra, Yale Badick, Val Hill, and Bill Carraro also executive produced the sci-fi sequel. In addition to Gosling and Ford, the cast includes Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto. Warner Bros Pictures and Alcon Entertainment will release Blade Runner 2049 in theaters on October 6, 2017. The original movie hit theaters on June 25, 1982 and made $33 million worldwide during its theatrical release.
The Plot: 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.
Watch the Blade Runner 2049 teaser trailer/announcement video: