Blade Runner 2049 is a film that sci-fi fans are a little anxious about. That’s not without cause. The original 1982 movie is one of the touchstones of genre cinema. Belated sequels are often tough to get right, but we’re keeping our hopes up because everything we’ve seen so far has been thoroughly enticing.
We’ve got a brand new international TV spot to check out, but this ad is easily a full trailer considering its length and the amount of new information it delivers. Give it a watch unless you want to stay totally in the dark about the film’s story.
The Secret About Replicants Revealed?
The driving force of the plot looks to be a replicant army constructed by Niander Wallace (Jared Leto). In the world of Blade Runner, many people have left a polluted Earth to settle off-world colonies. It’s looking like Wallace’s plan is to make replicants the dominant species on the planet. Officer K (Ryan Gosling) is tasked by Lt. Joshi (Robin Wright) to investigate Wallace’s plans. This eventually leads him to Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) and some kind of secret that blows the whole investigation wide open. It also looks like Sapper (Dave Bautista) is a replicant that K hunts down but for what reason? Could replicants be somehow expanding their life span and Sapper has found out how?
Or even more intriguing: are replicants now able to reproduce?
This would feed into Wallace’s line about only being able to make so many replicants. If the secret is that replicants can have babies, it could very well mean that humans aren’t just being supplanted on Earth but as an entire species. This concept of evolution would be a great direction for the world to explore. And how much you want to bet that Rachael (Sean Young) from the first movie died during childbirth? Or maybe that the grave we saw in the last trailer was actually for Rick and Rachael’s child?
Blade Runner 2049 looks like it’s going to have a twisty story worthy of a proper noir. Plus, director Denis Villeneuve has made the entire picture looks absolutely gorgeous. It’s tough to do that with big budget genre pictures these days without looking overstuffed. The streamlined aesthetic is making this stand out from the crowd. No matter what, Blade Runner 2049 is going to be a film worth seeing on the big screen.
Blade Runner 2049 opens on October 6.