The past year has seen a lot of nostalgia infiltrate our screens, big and small. On the awesome end of the spectrum, stream TV has given us such slices of retro excellence as Stranger Things, The Exorcist (series), Twin Peaks (2.0) and 11-22-63 (spunky James Franco taking us back to the ’60s, noice!). But then, there’s been some pretty crappy retro revisions, such as Fuller House and MacGyver (oh, and The X-Files could have stayed on the shelf, too).
The mix of good and bad nostalgia has us somewhat concerned when it comes to contemplating the outcome of something as epic as Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited followup to sci-fi favourite Blade Runner.
However, judging by the pics that have just landed on our desk, there’s not too much to worry about, and already we’re quivering in our neo-noir boots in anticipation for the film’s October 2017 release.
We can tell you that 30 years after the events of the first film, the new blade runner is played by resident Hollywood spunk-rat Ryan Gosling, aka: LAPD Office K, and that the story evolves around his unearthing a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into absolute frigging chaos.
K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford, once again getting it together to reprise an old role), the former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for three decades.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049 was penned by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story based on the dark novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
The film will also co-star Jared Leto, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista. Antonino Tati
Blade Runner 2049 is scheduled for release October 5, 2017.
View the initial trailer (of sorts), above.