The first synopsis for Blade Runner 2049 has been released. The brief plot description offers some new clues as to the role of Rick Deckard, the protagonist of the original Blade Runner who is played by Harrison Ford, in the new film.
Here's the synopsis, which was found on the film's Facebook page:
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.
Just how much screentime Harrison Ford has in Blade Runner 2049 remains unclear, but Ford did reveal that the film's production went on for months without his presence, suggesting a restrained use of his character.
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.