With the 35th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi spectacular Blade
EW has debuted the new video, titled Blade Runner 2049: Time To Live, and it features some never before seen behind-the-scenes footage as well as some new tastes as to what we can expect from the new film, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario).
Speaking to the same outlet, Villeneuve said that the film is almost complete and is as excited as anyone to see what he and his crew have created, saying:
“We are running towards the finishing line right now,… We are elated. It feels like Christmas as we look at the completed shots.”
Harrison Ford, reprising his role from the original, says it was fun to return to the character after so many years, adding:
“I think it’s kind of fun to play a character 30 years later… The story, the themes, the stunning visual environments — it was a pleasure to get back in the world of Blade Runner again.”
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
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.
Blade Runner 2049 opens October 6th.