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The first full-length trailer for “Blade Runner 2049” debuted during a Q&A on Monday featuring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Denis Villeneuve, and in it, we learn more about why Gosling has to find Ford in the movie.
“I always told you you were special,” Gosling’s character, LAPD Officer K, gets told in the trailer.
The sequel to “Blade Runner,” written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, is set several decades after Ridley Scott’s 1982 original, which Fancher also had a hand in writing. The movies are based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.”
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new Blade Runner, LAPD Officer K (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 (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Scott’s original classic depicted a dystopian Los Angeles in which genetically-engineered human replicants are created by a powerful corporation. Replicants are not permitted on Earth, and those replicants who deny the ban are hunted by police operatives called Blade Runners.
Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Jared Leto and Mackenzie Davis also co-star in the futuristic dystopia, directed by Villeneuve (“Arrival”). Scott returns as producer. Sony is financing the film with Alcon Entertainment. Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute the film in North America, and Sony will handle the property worldwide.
The film opens on October 6, nationwide.