I’m going to save the “Hollywood Reboot” rant for later. This is actually a legitimate sequel. Just the appearance of Harrison Ford will make you grab the 1982 VCR cassette and pop it in….wait… Pop it in what? Nobody has VCR’s. It will have you on Amazon Prime ordering the original and watching this on your commute home.
In the quick teaser trailer we know that Ford is reprising his role as ex-cop Rick Deckard. Ford’s involvement along with Ridley Scott, make this sequel worth the wait. Besides getting the passion and talent that the first film had, another advantage of the Ford – Scott combination is the ability to attract other top talent. Besides Ryan Gosling playing the lead, Ada de Armas, Robin Wright and Jared Leto will be rounding out the cast.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the film is due to be released on October 17, 2017.
Here is the synopsis that was released with the trailer:
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 blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.