In a recently released Blade Runner 2049 featurette, Harrison Ford calls returning to Rick Deckard “fun;” comparing it to trying on old clothes. But for director Denis Villenuve and cinematographer Roger Deakins, the film is a chance to extend the world. According to producer Ridley Scott, “there is always more story to tell.” And actor Ryan Gosling wanted to be part of that.
The film takes place decades after Scott’s original Blade Runner. Gosling’s Officer K hunts synthetic humans. But a case brings him to Rick Deckard, who must return to Los Angeles after thirty years in the wilderness. Well, the sort of adobe wilderness only Villeneuve can create. Ana De Armas, MacKenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks also star.
Blade Runner 2049 opens on October 6th.