Blade Runner 2049 introduced itself to the world with its first trailer, released last week, and several new images that followed.
"I'm having the time of my life on this, but it's insane for sure," director Denis Villeneuve tells Empire Magazine. "Because it is so insane, it gives you freedom. A lot of people on this [film] are children of Blade Runner, raised with the imagination and energy of the original, and have been inspired by those images all our lives."
Check out the new photo and other in the gallery below.
Villeneuve is coming to Blade Runner 2049 after directing the science fiction movie Arrival. Arrival is a film whose name is being tossed around for potential Academy Awards consideration. In addition to that, Villeneuve is said to be in early talks with Legendary Pictures to direct the first film in the studio's upcoming reboot of the Dune franchise, which is based on the classic Frank Herbert series of science fiction novels.
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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.
Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel to Blade Runner, the 1982 neo-noir science fiction movie inspired by Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Denis Villeneuve, co-produced by Blade Runner director Ridley Scott, and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green.
Blade Runner 2049 stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Sylvia Hoeks, Ana de Armas, Carla Juri, David Dastmalchian, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, and Jared Leto.
Blade Runner 2049 opens Oct. 7, 2017.