This just looks incredible on pretty much every single level. I don't even have much more to say than that. Villeneuve has not only seemingly captured the futuristic techno landscape of Scott's original film, but he has also added an impressive, visually stunning element to the iconic world. Ryan Gosling has been on a spectacular roll with The Big Short, The Nice Guys, and La La Land, and he looks like just about the perfect fit to follow in Harrison Ford's footsteps as the lead of this franchise. The only other character we see in this teaser is Deckard himself, who approaches Gosling's LAPD Officer K with a gun in the final scene. The synopsis released yesterday has generated immediate comparisons to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. This initial trailer doesn't give us much in the way of plot or character, but it does a terrific job of recreating the feeling and look of the original Blade Runner film. The rainy atmosphere, the slow pacing, the steady musical beats- everything is so spot-on. It looks like Villeneuve has knocked this out of the park, and I can't wait to see more. I'll be honest, I wasn't even expecting a trailer until well into next year, so the fact that Warner Bros. has given us this brief look is very exciting.
Certainly one of my most anticipated movies of next year, Blade Runner 2049 will hit theaters on October 6, 2017.
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