As ‘Blade Runner 2049‘ gets a first full-length trailer, the question is obvious: Do Androids dream of eclectic sequels?
After a live interview with stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, we’ve now seen the first full trailer for Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to one of the most iconic and important sf films ever made. Ridley Scott brought us the story and amazing dystopic environment in 1982, predicting, some would say with a degree of thematic accuracy, a future world where the gaps between humanity and artificial intelligence have become fraught with problems.
The timeline of the film may have been wrong, but now, over three decades later, the film gets a timely sequel set in the titular 2049 and giving us an even bleaker world with it’s fate lying in the uncovering of a significant secret about the ‘Replicants’. Arrival‘s Denis Villeneuve directs proceedings from a screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green
The visuals have been much ‘homaged’ over the years so the finished film will have to be more than just ‘pretty’ neon eye-candy to replicate the original’s impact… but the themes found in the original Philip K. Dick novel ‘Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep?‘ look to continue…