We may very well be approaching an age of smart sci-fi. Last year, we got Arrival, and this year we’re getting three adult sci-fi movies in the form of Alien: Covenant, War For the Planet of the Apes, and Blade Runner 2049. Perhaps it’s a reaction to the barrage of popcorn flicks we’ve been getting in recent years, but the industry seems strangely willing to take big risks on these more meditative properties.
Of those three films coming up this year, the flick we know the least about so far is Blade Runner 2049. If you’re unfamiliar, the film is a long-awaited sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford. While the movie didn’t really do too well when it first came out, in the time since then, it’s been hailed as a classic piece of science fiction storytelling.
Needless to say, there a lot of expectations going into this sequel, but given that Denis Villeneuve, the man behind Sicario and Arrival, is at the helm, I’d say we’re in safe hands. So far, all we’ve seen so far was the announcement trailer from last December. While the visuals were quite the amazing throwback to that first film, the actual details surrounding the plot and characters are still something of a mystery. So when can expect to see the first full length Blade Runner 2049 trailer?
While speaking to The Washington Post, Alien: Covenant director Ridley Scott revealed that the trailer is supposed to play in front of Alien: Covenant. Seeing that the film is set to hit on May 19, that means we’ll be getting a trailer in the next few weeks or so (no point in fooling ourselves into thinking it won’t be released online first).
This is a very fitting revelation, as Scott was the director of the first film, and so attaching the new movie to his latest film seems like a fitting passing of the torch, so to speak. Let’s just hope that it can live up to the hype.
Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters on October 6, 2017.
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SOURCE: The Washington Post