Sometimes all it takes to evoke an emotion is a bit of synth music, especially when Vangelis is doing the synthing. The first teaser trailer for BLADE RUNNER 2049 dropped this morning, as Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment unveiled the first look at the highly anticipated sequel to the 1982 classic. It is released in Australian cinemas on 5 October 2017, and on 6 October 2017 in the US.
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. The trailer gives us very little of that story, focusing more on grandiose imagery and moments, conjuring up our collective memories of the original. This is wholly in keeping with the spirit of that film, and this gives us our first glimmer of hope that they get it right.
Starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto, the film is directed by Denis Villeneuve, the acclaimed director behind films like this year’s Arrival, along with Sicario, Prisoners and Incendies.
Australian teaser trailer: