22 August, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 hits cinemas across the United Kingdom on October 6, 2017.
So far, the trailers for Blade Runner 2049 have had us asking two questions: 1) Why has Harrison Ford's Rick Deckard been in hiding for 30 years? and 2) Why does Ryan Gosling's Officer K need his help for a unsafe mission?
The new global TV trailer offers a new perspective on the Blade Runner sequel, with a mix of never-before seen footage and extended cuts of previously-released footage that further helps to establish the premise of the film.
This new footage shows a snippet of Officer K relaxing to some smooth Sinatra tunes in what we can only presume is his apartment.
Given its heritage, that's the kicker when it comes to this movie. Or who's what, to be more precise. Now, however, it's clear that Jared Leto's villainous Niander Wallace not only has an army of Replicants in the making but also the rest of the "guns" of the law enforcement division under his sway ... minus K. Well now, that's much more exciting, thank you!
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.
Blade Runner 2049 will open in New Zealand cinemas on October 5. However, based on the trailers and TV spots for the Blade Runner sequel, director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival) has a good grasp on the essence of the franchise - allowing his take on the Blade Runner lore to feel familiar but still fresh and with something new to offer.