‘Blade Runner 2049’ trailer is mysteriously beautiful

Blade Runner 2049

The long-awaited trailer for BLADE RUNNER 2049, the sequel to the 1982 Ridley Scott classic Blade Runner, has arrived. Teasing just enough information to hook us back into the world of replicants and ‘Runners, this one looks set to be your basic pleasure model.

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.

What’s immediately striking about the trailer is that it has the same grand sense of world building and city design that dwarfs the characters at the centre of it. The perpetual rain of the original is contrasted with the dryness of the desert that peppers the short piece, one that builds on the future noir of the existing world.

BLADE RUNNER 2049 is released in Australia on 5 October 2017 from Sony, and in the US on 6 October from Warner.