Classic Sci-Fi Gets A Sequel After 30 Years | Blade Runner 2049

Classic Sci-Fi Gets A Sequel After 30 Years | Blade Runner 2049

Harrison Ford returns as Rick Deckard in the sequel to the 1982 classic sci-fi film Blade Runner.

Blade Runner, released in 1982, has quite a history associated with it. When it was first released in cinemas, the film didn’t perform very well. This wasn’t helped by being released so close to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan that same year.

However, over time the film has become considered a classic, especially with the release of the pseudo director’s cut in 1991. A true director’s cut labelled Blade Runner: The Final Cut was released in 2007 and is highly reccomended by yours truly.

After thirty years, a sequel will be released starring Ryan Gosling with Harrison Ford returning once again as Deckard, an ex-police officer whose job was to hunt down and “retire” illegal androids.

As the film doesn’t open until October next year, this mysterious teaser features a smattering of dialogue and a series of beautiful and intriguing shots.

Blade Runner‘s director Ridley Scott is executively producing and the sequel has been directed by Denis Villeneuve who also directed this year’s Arrival and the excellent Prisoners (2013).

Title: Blade Runner 2049

Release | US: 6th October | UK: 6th October | World: IMDb



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.

#BladeRunner 2049, starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto

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