Here’s the new trailer for Blade Runner 2049.
Author William Gibson often tells the story about about how he was just about to finish his first full length cyberpunk novel when the original Bladerunner movie came out. He went to see the flick in the cinema and nearly gave up the idea of trying to publish his book half-way through the movie, thinking “Everyone who reads my book now will think I just ripped off Bladerunner.”
Luckily for the genre, Gibson’s wobbles vanished and he got that novel published, firing the starting gun on the mainstream cyberpunk revolution.
From the look of the trailer, this new film catches up with the genre and gives us a double helping of that original cyberpunk revolution. Corporations as governments. Check. Assassins. Check. Big interactive floatie hologram adverts. Check.
Roll on the release date.
Here’s the official blurb:
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan 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 (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. The film also stars Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Mackenzie Davis, and Sylvia Hoeks.