Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard in "Blade Runner 2049" (Alcon Entertainment)

See Gosling, Ford, Leto in the ominous, thrilling "Blade Runner 2049" trailer

The highly anticipated sequel of the 1982 film just dropped a thrilling new trailer


Charlie May
July 17, 2017 3:44PM (UTC)

More than two months after the premiere of a first teaser, a new full-length trailer has been dropped for the upcoming "Blade Runner 2049" — and it's more thrilling than anyone had good reason to hope.

Unveiled on "Good Morning America" Monday morning, the trailer highly anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 "Blade Runner" features the all-star cast of includes Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling,Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas and others.

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The trailer not only offers a deeper look into "Blade Runner 2049"'s narrative, but the ideas underlying it as well. "Every leap of civilization was built off the backs of slaves," says Leto's character in the trailer. "Replicants are the future, but I can only make so many. I have the lock, and he has the key." Later in the trailer, he ominously states, "the future of the species is finally unearthed."

Variety elaborated on the details:

Hampton Fancher and Michael Green wrote the screenplay, which follows the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples, based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” Ridley Scott’s original movie — set in Los Angeles in 2019 — followed Ford’s Deckard, who pursued replicants that had escaped from an off-world colony.

Denis Villeneuve — who gave us "Prisoners" in 2013, "Sicario" in 2015 and "Arrival" in 2016 — directed the film which is due to hit theaters on October 6.

Scifi fans, as they are wont to do, took to Twitter with largely positive things to say about the upcoming film.

Watch the trailer below.


Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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