Watch eerie first clip from Blade Runner 2049
The first extended look at Blade Runner 2049 sees Ryan Gosling’s character wonder through a desolate wasteland
The recent trailers for Blade Runner 2049 have given us a cursory flavour of the desolate future world director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival) has been cooking up for this long-anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic. With the first full clip now released, we can get a better idea of the eerie atmosphere to expect when the film is released next month.
The original film was set within the rain soaked streets of a future Los Angeles, but it seems this sequel will take us out of the urban environment and into the blasted wastelands outwith the city, which look like they could have been lifted from Mad Max’s post-apocalyptic universe. In the clip we see Ryan Gosling’s Officer K approach a crumbling dome structure, which turns out to be a massive sweatshop filled with young children with shaved heads who are stripping circuit boards for scrap.
Speaking at Comic-Con earlier in the year, Villeneuve said that he wanted his sequel to share a similar dark tone to Scott’s original film. "I wanted to keep the film noir aesthetic alive – very important – and a certain kind of pacing, too, that I deeply love in the first movie,” said the Quebecois director. “I tried to adapt it to the rhythms of today's movies but I still tried my best to keep that tension alive. Ridley told me that it touched him because I was able to extend that atmospheric quality that the first movie had."
Blade Runner 2049 is released 6 Oct by Sony. Take a look at the clip in the player above.