Next year sees Harrison Ford returning to yet another of his many famous characters as he returns to play Rick Deckard in the much-anticipated sequel Blade Runner 2049.
The first teaser trailer for the film has arrived and shows an ageing Deckard confronted by Ryan Gosling’s Officer K who appears to be on a similar hunt for replicants.
The development of a sequel to Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi thriller started in 1999 with various failed attempts in the years since. Scott was originally set to direct Blade Runner 2049, but he stepped back and is now on board as an executive producer. Instead, Arrival and Sicario director Denis Villeneuve has taken on the role.
Ford’s character is said to only appear in the third act of the film while Gosling will lead, supported by Robin Wright, Jared Leto and Dave Bautista.
“It’s like three movies that I usually make in one,” Gosling recently told GQ. “Just in terms of the length and just the whole scope and experience. I’ve never done something so shrouded in secrecy or where there’s so much anticipation.”
Blade Runner 2049 will be released on 6 October 2017.