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December 19, 2016

‘Blade Runner 2049’: First Trailer Reveals the Long-Awaited Sci-Fi Sequel


Dave Trumbore / Collider

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 WrightBlade Runner 2049 opens October 6, 2017.