Don't Worry, The First Blade Runner 2049 Teaser Trailer Is Stunning
The cool coats and rainy neon LA are back.
BY Matt Miller | Dec 20, 2016 | Film & TV
It's been nearly 35 years since Blade Runner changed an entire sci-fi genre, but today we have our first look at the upcoming sequel. In the first teaser trailer for Blade Runner 2049, we see Ryan Gosling enter a building in a dusty, post-apocalyptic wasteland. Fans of La La Land will be pleased to see Gosling plays a couple keys on a piano before he encounters Harrison Ford, who has reprised his role of Rick Deckard. "I had your job once. I was good at it," Ford says before emerging pointing a gun at Gosling. As we've learned, Gosling's character will also be a blade runner—a cop charged with the task of hunting down and killing rogue replicants, which are androids built to look like humans.
As the plot synopsis reads: "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."
At shorter than two minutes, we don't see much in this teaser but, as directed by Arrival's Denis Villeneauve, these first images are certainly stunning. Along with the bleak desert location, there's a brief glimpse of the wet LA of the future, which has become the moody, neon urban inspiration for every sci-fi film of the past three decades. This is enough to calm any nerves of fans worried a sequel wont live up to the original, but we won't know for sure until Blade Runner 2049 is out on Oct. 6.
[h/t: Entertainment Weekly]
From: Esquire US