Let’s Have a Look at This Potent new Blade Runner 2049 Footage

We are a mere few weeks away from Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049, and if you’re anything like us, you’re torn between wanting to see every bit of new footage, and resisting so you can go into the theater knowing next to nothing. We, of course, always air on the side of watching (and writing about) every new spot, teaser, trailer and short film associated with Villeneuve’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic.

With that said, behold the new Blade Runner 2049 TV spot, complete with new footage that includes some vicious fight sequences. While we’ve been able to piece some of the story together, the film is still largely shrouded in mystery. We know that Ryan Gosling plays an LAPD detective who goes searching for Deckard (Harrison Ford), and that the two of them will team up and likely try to defeat Jared Leto’s Niander Wallace, a creator of replicants with a God complex and some seriously creepy eyes. 

When you think of Blade Runner, you are likely to think of how it looks, first, and every bit of footage we’ve seen from Villeneuve’s film, with longtime collaborator Roger Deakins as his DP, looks gorgeous. Production designer Dennis Gassner (Skyfall) also needs a shout out, as it was a tall order to try and create a look for this film that was both of a piece with Scott’s iconic original and something new. From the dusty, post-apocalyptic Vegas to the neon-soaked, hologram-choked Los Angeles, the below-the-line talent who helped give 2049 its look and feel seemed to have knocked it out of the park.

Joining Gosling, Ford and Leto are Robin Wright, Sylvia Hoecks, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, and Dave Bautista. 

Blade Runner: 2049 opens in theaters on October 6th.


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