Warner Bros. Pictures released another teaser-trailer for “Blade Runner 2049″ today, which will release in theaters later this October. While the video is just a teaser, it should give fans of the original just a taste of the new story, and a glimpse of the art-direction used in the new project.
The first official-trailer will release on Monday, so fans can set a reminder to watch the trailer later that afternoon from the comfort of their cubicle. The story picks up thirty years after the events of the first film, and will follow a new blade runner. That 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. The studio teases the film stating,”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.”
“Blade Runner 2049” will star Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri and Lennie James. The project will also feature Dave Bautista and Jared Leto. This sequel was directed by Denis Villeneuve, working from a screenplay written by Hampton Fancher. The original film grossed over $33M at the global box-office, adjusted for inflation, that would be around $83M today. With the popularity of Harrison Ford, Gosling, the franchise itself, and Ana de Armas, the film should easily hit that mark. It could even gross more than that domestically in its opening weekend. The film won’t have too much competition, since it is opening against “My Little Pony” that same weekend.
The original 1982 film was directed by Ridley Scott, working from a screenplay written by Hampton Fancher and David Webb Peoples. The first installment starred Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, and Sean Young.
The film won’t release until October 2017, so you have plenty of time to watch a few trailers and watch the original ($23 on Amazon).