Blade Runner 2049
After Arrival, a poetic fable on the comprehension of an extra-terrestrial language, director Denis Villeneuve goes for the jugular with science fiction masterpiece Blade Runner. He’s imagined a sequel to Ridley Scott’s cult film released in 1982 about the androids with a human conscience known as ‘replicants’ who escape their enslavement on an off-world. The second instalment of this urban dystopia, Blade Runner 2049 once again is based around iconic character Rick Deckard, played by Harrison Ford, the cop responsible for tracking down rebel replicants, accompanied this time by a rookie agent in the shape of Ryan Gosling. Between dehumanisation and identity crisis against a backdrop of destructive technology, we look forward to rediscovering the themes of the original movie. But most importantly will we ever find out Rick Deckard’s true identity… replicant agent or human?
Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Ana de Armas, Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis and Harrison Ford. In theaters on October 4rd.