After scaring the pants off of everyone with Alien, Ridley Scott then blew everyone’s mind with 1982’s Blade Runner, a movie that still has people theorizing and discussing today. The film was a marvel not only in story-telling, but in the visually unique depiction of a darkly futuristic Los Angeles. After a long wait, we finally have our first footage from the sequel, Blade Runner 2049.
What’s immediately striking is how much the new footage feels like the original. The first shot of a city at night should take any fan right back to 1982. The desert in which our new protagonist (Ryan Gosling) is seen in is also stunning, a sea of red and oranges. It seems he is a new Blade Runner, and has come to seek out Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford). The whole teaser is imbued with Scott’s influence, and you can tell he has taken his role as Executive Producer seriously. Check out the teaser for yourself:
Director Dennis Villeneuve has spent the last few years putting out tense, gripping movies (Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival), and Blade Runner 2049 looks to be no different. The film will be in theaters October 6, 2017 and also stars Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Ana de Armas, and Dave Bautista.