The first teaser for Blade Runner 2049 has finally arrived.
The highly-anticipated sequel to a cinematic classic is closing quarters, with this first look promising that Denis Villeneuve's turn on directing duties will deliver something no less visually astounding, having already found his fair share of acclaim with the likes of Sicario and Arrival.
It'll have to be seen whether he can maintain the look over the course of the entire film, but even in this tiny glimpse, Villeneuve's already perfectly captured the cold, foggy aesthetics of the original spliced in with a dash of that iconic neon glow.
We've also been finally offered a premise, which - as the new title suggests - takes place thirty years after the events of the original film; with Ryan Gosling stepping in as a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, who unearths a long-buried secret which could potentially plunge an already fractured society into total chaos.
The discovery puts him on a journey to seek out Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), the LAPD blade runner who's now been missing for the past 30 years. The film also stars Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, and Mackenzie Davis.
With a script penned by original Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Dave Green (also co-writer on the upcoming Alien: Covenant), there's hope this sequel won't be drowned within Blade Runner's momentous shadow; especially with Warner Bros.' show of confidence in moving the project ahead of its shaky previous January 2018 release date.
Blade Runner 2049 hits UK cinemas 6 October 2017.
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