“Blade Runner” went from box-office bust to sci-fi hallmark. Thirty-five years later, the trailer for the sequel, “Blade Runner 2049,” has descended upon Earth.
Ridley Scott, the director of the 1982 original, began working on a follow-up in 2009, but he eventually handed the reins to Denis Villeneuve, who made “Arrival” and “Prisoners.” Villeneuve cast Ryan Gosling as an LAPD officer who, 30 years after the events of “Blade Runner,” tracks down the long-missing Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford, reprising his role) to investigate a “secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos,” according to Fox’s plot synopsis. The new trailer doesn’t divulge many specifics, but it does introduce Jared Leto and Robin Wright into the fold.
“Blade Runner 2049” opens Oct. 6.