Warner Bros. has given fans a first look trailer at “Blade Runner 2049” starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.
“Replicants are like any other machine — they are either a benefit or a hazard,” Ford’s Rick Deckard says in the trailer. “If they are a benefit, it’s not my problem.”
The footage then shows Gosling walking through a red mist and into a building, where he encounters Ford.
“I did your job once. I was good at it,” Ford tells Gosling.
“Things were simpler then,” he replies.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the sequel, set several decades after the original, is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples, based on Philip K. Dick‘s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.”
Alcon Entertainment also released the official plot synopsis of the film on Monday: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (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 (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
The original 1982 “Blade Runner” film starred Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Edward James Olmos. The film depicted a dystopian Los Angeles in which genetically-engineered human replicants are created by a powerful corporation. Replicants are not permitted on Earth, and those replicants who deny the ban are hunted by police operatives called “Blade Runners.”
The sequel also stars Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Mackenzie Davis, and Sylvia Hoeks, and will hit theaters on Oct. 6, 2017.
Watch the footage above.