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The Trailer For 'Blade Runner: 2049' Has Been Released

Michael Minay

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The Trailer For 'Blade Runner: 2049' Has Been Released

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros Pictures/Blade Runner: 2049

It's been 35 years since the epic thriller that was Blade Runner was released in cinemas, and everybody has wanted a sequel ever since.

We've known for some time that we'll be getting one, but the official trailer has finally dropped for Blade Runner: 2049.

Ridley Scott may have directed the original, but it's Denis Villeneuve's work that we'll be checking out with this movie (the same man who directed the Oscar-nominated Arrival).

Scott is back on-board however, this time as producer, I guess you had to give him a role - he did come up with the concept for this film.

Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

Harrison Ford, who starred in the original as Rick Deckard, returns to play the same character, while Ryan Gosling plays a cop who discovers a long buried secret about the dystopian world of Los Angeles in 2049.

The film also stars Jared Leto (Suicide Squad) and Robin Wright (House Of Cards).

In an interview with the Guardian, Ridley Scott said: "Alcon Entertainment were about to buy the title and they said to me, 'Look, we're about to pay God knows how many millions - do you think there's a sequel here?' And I said, 'Absolutely'. They said, 'What is it?' And I said, 'I'll tell you when you pay me'."

Scott admits he didn't have the time to make the film himself, having started work on the new Alien film: Alien: Covenant - which stars Michael Fassbender.

Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

Instead, Villeneuve, whose credits also include Prisoners and Sicario, stepped into the frame instead.

Villeneuve told the Guardian: "The first movie was a film noir, quite intense with melancholia and an existential crisis, so we are not far away from the thematics of the first movie, I will say.

"It's the same genre, the same atmosphere," he continued.

In a live Facebook question and answer session, 74-year-old Harrison Ford revealed why he decided to return for the movie, and said: "The character is woven into the story in a way that intrigued me.

"There's a very strong emotional context and the relationship between the character, Deckard, to the other characters that I found fascinating. I think it's interesting to develop a character after a period of time."

The film is expected to hit cinemas worldwide on October 6, but has big shoes to fill.

The last film won three BAFTAs (best cinematography, best costume design and best production design), and was also nominated for a Golden Globe and two Oscars.

Topics: Ryan Gosling

Michael Minay
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