There is still a page left to be told in the new trailer for Blade Runner 2049. The futuristic story Ridley Scott envisioned continues in a visually aesthetic trailer thanks to cinematographer Roger Deakins. Being passed the reins of the Blade Runner franchise from Scott comes director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival; Sicario), whose keen sense in storytelling factors into a compelling argument for this sequel.
While the story has been mostly kept close to the vest, layered within the blips of dialogue and sci-fi eye candy we can find hints of story sprinkled within the trailer. Ryan Gosling fills the role of Officer K, who is searching for Ryan Deckard (Harrison Ford), but at the beginning we see Jared Leto’s character Wallace who we can assume is a replicant building more replicants. Wallace has supposedly found the so-called key to the future, but what could that be? Does that mean they have figured out how Deckard has lived on all these years if he is the assumed replicant some fans believe him to be? And although it seems the woman named Joi ( Ana de Armas) at the end of the trailer says to Officer K that he is special, doesn’t necessarily mean he is who she is talking to based on the cut of this trailer.
It’s also interesting to note that Gosling has never stepped into a franchise up until this point. His career has been pretty diverse, but never has he picked up a franchise to dive into. At a time where franchises are key, perhaps he saw something in this story, and most likely the director, that drew him to this project in a positive way.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Blade Runner 2049, courtesy of Warner Bros.:
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.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto, Edward James Olmos, and Barkhad Abdi. The film is set to debut in theaters on October 6, 2017.
Source: Warner Bros.