With the impending release of Blade Runner 2049, have you ever wondered what happens in between this sequel and the original, after all, thirty years is a long time for nothing of any importance to happen. Well, now you get the chance to find out exactly that in the first of three shorts explaining events that lead up to 2049.
Blade Runner 2049 helmer, Denis Villeneuve has enlisted three artists to compose their own version of events that shaped the history between the two films – a plan that was already put in place when thrashing out the timeline since the very idea of the sequel came into play.
The six and a half minute short titled What happened in 2036 focuses on Jared Leto’s Niander Wallace in which he addresses a tribunal, which is fronted by Benedict Wong, seeking a repeal of the order outlawing Replicant technology.
Blade Runner 2049 is in cinemas October 6th
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan 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 (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Produced by Ridley Scott, the film stars Ryan Gosling (La La Land), Harrison Ford (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Ana de Armas (Knock Knock), Robin Wright (Wonder Woman), Mackenzie Davis (The Martian) Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2), Lennie James (The Walking Dead) and Jared Leto (Suicide Squad), as well as Edward James Olmos, who reprises his role as Gaff from the original.