Science-fiction fans with a soft spot for “Blade Runner” have plenty to celebrate today as the first trailer for “Blade Runner 2049,” a reboot of the classic 1982 film, has hit the internet.
The short trailer packs an emotional punch in just 1:45, thanks to a familiar look and sound — as well as Harrison Ford pointing his big, bad gun. Throw in some brooding Ryan Gosling and neon-lit, rainy Los Angeles and things are looking pretty promising.
Ford is back as Rick Deckard, the replicant-hunting cop, in a story that takes place 30 years after the original film, which was set in 2019. Gosling is an LAPD officer named K who makes his way in the trailer through an orange-hued landscape into a building where he finds his long-missing predecessor.
“I did your job once. I was good at it,” Deckard says.
“Things were simpler then,” replies K.
“Blade Runner 2049” was directed by Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”). Ridley Scott, director of the original film, serves as executive producer. The film opens next year on Oct. 6.