Blade Runner 2049

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Watch the first full-length trailer for ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Even doubters may fall in love with this trailer.

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published May 8, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 3:11 pm CDT

Blade Runner 2049 looks gorgeous in its first full-length trailer, highlighting the influential nature of the 1982 original. Some of those sci-fi cityscapes could easily come from Ghost in the Shell, Hollywood’s latest cyberpunk reboot.

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Ryan Gosling stars in the long-awaited sequel, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival). The new trailer introduces us to Reynolds’ role as a cop, embroiled in a mystery that leads him to meet Deckard (Harrison Ford). There’s also a surprising amount of Jared Leto in there, playing a scientist who creates replicants.

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Fans will recognize a lot of Blade Runner‘s iconic style, ranging from fashion choices to hints of the Vangelis soundtrack. If you’re open to the idea of a sequel, it looks like Villeneuve has done justice to the original.

Blade Runner 2049 is out on Oct. 6.

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*First Published: May 8, 2017, 12:39 pm CDT