New Blade Runner 2049 Images Hint at Epic Sci-Fi Noir

We are only two weeks away from the premiere of Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049, which means that Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment will likely be stepping up their promotion of the film, hence this fantastic batch of new images. Blade Runner 2049’s story, scripted by Hampton Fincher (the man who wrote Ridley Scott’s original film) and Michael Green (Alien: Covnenat) has been largely kept secret, but we’ve got a bit more of an idea of the central thrust of the narrative now. Taking place 30 years after the events of Ridley Scott’s iconic original (which was set in 2019),  Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling as an LAPD officer named K who unearths a long-buried secret that has world-changing implications. This sets him on a journey to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), pitting the two of them against an increasingly powerful adversary in Jared Leto’s replicant-building mastermind, Niander Wallace. 

The new images show the incredible work of Villeneuve’s team, including Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins, Oscar-winning production designer Dennis Gassner (Spectre), and costume designer Renée April’s (Sicario) gorgeous, gritty looks. The images are moody, beautiful, and of a piece with the look and feel of Scott’s original, while also showing that Villeneuve and his team have crafted their own take on the material. 

Joining Gosling, Ford and Leto are Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto. Blade Runner 2049 opens in theaters on October 6th.

Ana De Armas. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Harrison Ford as Deckard. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Jared Leto. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Jared Leto as Niander Wallace. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Lennie James. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Robin Wright and Sylvia HoeksCourtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Ana De Armas and Ryan Gosling. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Ryan GoslingCourtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Ryan Gosling and Sylvia HoeksCourtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Dave Bautista. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Harrison Ford. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Jared Leto. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Robin Wright. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Ryan Gosling. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Sylvia Hoek. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Ana De Armas. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Dave Bautista and Ryan Gosling. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and director Denis Villeneuve. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Denis Villeneuve. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Denis Villeneuve and Ryan Gosling. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Denis VIlleneuve. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.

Featured image: Ryan Gosling and Sylvia Hoeks. Courtesy Alcon/Warner Bros.


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