Warner Bros. has released the first teaser trailer for “Blade Runner 2049,” starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.
“Replicants are like any other machine — they are either a benefit or a hazard,” Ford’s Rick Deckard says in the trailer. “If they are a benefit, it’s not my problem.”
The footage then shows Gosling walking through a red mist and into a building, where he encounters Ford.
“I did your job once. I was good at it,” Ford tells Gosling.
“Things were simpler then,” he replies.
The sequel, directed by Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”) and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, is set several decades after Ridley Scott’s 1982 original, which Fancher also had a hand in writing. The movies are based on Philip K. Dick‘s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.”
Alcon Entertainment also released the official plot synopsis of the film on Monday: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (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 (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
“Blade Runner” film starred Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Edward James Olmos. The film depicted a dystopian Los Angeles in which genetically-engineered human replicants are created by a powerful corporation. Replicants are not permitted on Earth, and those replicants who deny the ban are hunted by police operatives called Blade Runners.
The sequel also stars Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Mackenzie Davis, and Sylvia Hoeks, and will hit theaters on Oct. 6, 2017. Sony Pictures is co-financing the movie with Alcon Entertainment and will distribute it internationally.
Watch the footage above.