We have been getting little snippets of details and information about the Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049, over the last few weeks. And now, we have a synopsis, courtesy of The Playlist:
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.
So this sounds pretty cool, especially when you consider that Gosling, Harrison Ford, and Denis Villeneuve are in charge of this thing. The synopsis also helps build some mystery surrounding the mere existence of Deckard 30 years after the end of the first film. Maybe he found a way to “shut off” the Replicant expiration date? Because, let’s be honest here, he was a Replicant in the first one. That was kinda the whole point.
Aside from Gosling and Ford, Blade Runner 2049 also stars Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto, among many other recognizable character actors.
A trailer, or at least a teaser, for Blade Runner 2049 shouldn’t be too far away now, since all these little tidbits are starting to float out. It opens October 6 of 2017, are you excited to see where this new story goes?