Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner 2049 will be taking over the streets in front of the San Diego Convention Center during the 2017 Comic Con. “The Blade Runner 2049 Experience” will be set up in the Gaslamp Quarter from July 20 through July 23, and it isn’t necessary to have a Comic Con badge to check out the free exhibit. Fans will have the opportunity to walk through the special Blade Runner exhibit which will replicate the movie’s setting and will bring Los Angeles in 2049 as envisioned by the film to life on the San Diego streets.
“The Blade Runner 2049 Experience” will be open from 10am to 7pm on July 20 and July 21st. The hours on July 22nd are 9am to 7pm, and on July 23rd the exhibit will be open from 10am to 6pm. Fans interested in checking it out can register to receive a specific appointment time or just wait in line to enter.
Per Alcon Entertainment: “Setting the tone, the experience begins as guests enter through a gallery of art from Blade Runner 2049. An Oculus VR experience will immerse visitors in the world of the film. But that is just the start: as the VR presentation ends, guests will walk into a neon-lit Los Angeles street scene, where they should be prepared to experience what our potential future holds, including impromptu tests to determine if they are humans…or replicants.
The actual Spinner from the new film will be on display, along with other vehicles featured in the film. Costumes worn by the stars of Blade Runner 2049 will also be on display, and actors dressed in wardrobe from the film will be amongst the crowd, furthering the sense that guests have stepped into the Los Angeles of the future. There will also be giveaways for fans, along with other surprises.
In addition, for the first time, fans will get an exclusive peek of the limited-edition Johnnie Walker Black Label The Director’s Cut bottle, inspired by the original, elusive prop from the first film. Details on this limited-edition whiskey blend will be announced in the coming months. Guests 21 and over will also have the chance to enjoy a Johnnie Walker whisky tasting experience.”
The cast of the much-anticipated sequel is led by Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling and includes Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto. Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) directed and Hampton Fancher and Michael Green wrote the script based on Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep characters. Warner Bros Pictures has set an October 6, 2017 theatrical release date.
The Blade Runner 2049 Plot: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, 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, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.