In less than three months we’ll be getting Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s landmark sci-fi film, and we imagine WB wants audiences to embrace Blade Runner 2049 much more quickly than audiences did in 1982. Starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, the marketing campaign is now kicking into a higher gear ahead of Comic-Con, and a new trailer has landed.
“Ryan Gosling and I made peace with the idea that the chances of success were very narrow,” Villeneuve tells THR. “I came on board because the script was very strong. But no matter what you do, no matter how good what you’re doing is, the film will always be compared to the first, which is a masterpiece. So I made peace with that. And when you make peace with that, you are free.”
Also starring Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto, check out the trailer below.
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.
Blade Runner 2049 opens on October 6, 2017.