Blade Runner 2049 trailer: Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling gaze upon the future

Denis Villeneuve takes a shot at the gorgeous, frightening world of Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic

Clarisse Loughrey
Monday 17 July 2017 13:49 BST
Blade Runner 2049 - Trailer

A new trailer for Blade Runner 2049 has arrived.

The highly-anticipated sequel to a cinematic classic is closing quarters, with this new 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.

With a script penned by original Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Dave Green (also co-writer on 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.

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