Another trailer dropped for the sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner today, and like the lasttwo trailers we saw, this movie sure is going to look pretty. I know that’s not saying much, but hey — it’s better than the trailer not looking amazing.
We get more context for the film’s world in this trailer, along with a lot of cool new footage. Really I don’t have a lot more to say beyond “this movie, at the very least, is going to look really cool.” I mean, it’s a trailer — the only good indicator it can really give us is visual. Like any long delayed sequel to a classic film, I’m nervous. You never know when you’re going to get Rogue One or The Phantom Menace instead.
The long awaited sequel to Blade Runner is coming this fall, and today another trailer for the film dropped. It’s hard to say whether or not Blade Runner 2049 will be a worthy successor to the cyberpunk classic, but at the very least it’s going to look very, very pretty.
I mean, we’re getting teased more information about the film, but we still don’t know for sure what brings Ryan Gosling’s LAPD Officer K out to the middle of nowhere, where Harrison Ford’s Deckard has been hiding. I mean, it’s probably safe to assume it has to do with his history as a blade runner — but still. I guess we’ll all find out together.
The sequel to the dystopian scifi thriller Blade Runner may have taken forever to get here, but as next year slowly crawls up on us, the arrival of Blade Runner 2049 gets closer. And, to no one’s surprise, we now have a trailer for the film. For those living under a rock, in the sequel Ryan Gosling stars as LAPD Officer K, who is in search of the first film’s protagonist Deckard (played by the returning Harrison Ford). The teaser trailer doesn’t tell us much more than that, but it manages to look amazing.
Which is important, I guess.
I don’t know, it’s easy to get excited about sequels to films I grew up with. On the other hand, I got excited about Independence Day: Resurgence at one point too – and look how that turned out. I guess I’ll just keep my fingers crossed.
I say it every time that the film comes up, but I still can’t decide if Blade Runner 2 is going to be amazing or the worst thing ever created by mankind for the screen. I honestly can’t see it ending up in the middle of those extremes — it’s just not possible.
The film, set to go into production this July, was originally announced for a January 2018 release date. That date has changed though, as Alcon Entertainment has now announced that the film’s release will be moved up to October 6, 2017.
Honestly this move was probably made for a myriad of reasons, but it seems like a vote of confidence in the project. Besides the fact that a film being moved up means that they’re not worried about production, it also means it won’t have to compete with Star Wars Episode VIII which is due in December of 2017 (and will likely still be going strong in January).
So good or bad, we’ll now find out the answer with Blade Runner 2 in October of 2017.
The Blade Runner sequel is one of those things where I can’t decide whether or not it’s a brilliant idea or a terrible one. But regardless of how it turns out, it’s a thing that is happening and we all have to be okay with it.
Anyway, this thing that is happening, and now we know who is going to actually be in it. Besides Harrison Ford (who is reprising his role from the original) and Ryan Gosling (who’s expected to play the lead), it’s now been confirmed that Dave Bautista and Robin Wright will also star. Audiences know Wright from House of Cards, and Bautista is, of course, best known for Guardians of the Galaxy.
The film is scheduled to go into production this summer with a script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Denis Villeneuve is directing the film, with Ridley Scott taking the role of executive producer. It’s a solid team, but making a sequel to Blade Runner is still a daunting task.
I guess we’ll all find out if they pull it out when Blade Runner 2 comes out on January 12, 2018.