Judging from what we’ve seen so far, Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to the 1982 classic ought to be very good indeed and certainly worthy of its predecessor. A new clip has been released and follows Ryan Gosling’s Officer K as he searches for clues in an area populated by homeless children who work in open-air sweatshops, looked over by a mad stranger, played by The Walking Dead‘s Lennie James. It seems that K is looking for a particular kid, but it’s not at all clear how this fits into everything else we knw about the story, which isn’t much. Plenty of great detail though.
Here’s the clip:
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.
Denis Villeneuve directs from a script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana De Armas, MacKenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto star.
Blade Runner 2049 will be in cinemas on 6 October 2017.