Blade Runner 2049 Set For October Release
The upcoming sci-fi film, Blade Runner 2049 will star Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, who reprises his role as Rick Deckard from the 1982 Blade Runner film. This is a long-awaited sequel, following LAPD Officer K (Gosling), discovering an unknown glimpse of the end of humankind. With his discovery, Officer K’s trail leads him to the missing Blade Runner, Deckard.
Ford’s role was initially set to be reprised in 1999, but the project was shelved. Again in 2008, the project was brought to light, only to be put aside, then rumor of a prequel, which never came to pass.
The pre-production of the new film, finally set into motion, began its course in 2015 with a strong cast, with Gosling and Ford being joined by Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista and Edward James Olmos, who played Gaff in the original film. The movie is set for release on October 6, 2017 in the USA and is directed by Denis Villeneuve, the director of the 2016 sci-fi drama Arrival.
The original Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, had Deckard in a dystopian Los Angeles of the future (2019), seeking out escaped replicants designed to look like humans, produced by an evil corporation, in order to work on off-world colonies. Four replicants escape to avoid being killed off upon retirement. After meeting one of the replicants, Rachael (Sean Young), Deckard begins questioning his mission. He finds out that the replicant has emotion and memories (though not her own), considering herself to be human. Deckard and Rachael flee. The October release will bring us up to date and take place 30 years after that moment, as Officer K meets Deckard.