The new Blade Runner 2049 trailer hit the interwebs this morning, giving viewers a tantalizing peek at Ridley Scott’s famous ‘80s dystopia. Harrison Ford’s narration accompanies shots of Neo-Tokyo. “Replicants are like any machine: They’re either a benefit or a hazard,” he says. “If they’re a benefit, they’re not my problem.” What the trailer lacks in plot details, it more than makes up for in reviving the hopeless feel of Scott’s noir dystopia.
The trailer mostly focuses on Ryan Gosling as he walks mysteriously through red dust, making his way toward the building where the climax of the first film took place. Eventually Ford’s character reveals himself, his grizzled Rick Deckard brandishing a gun. “I had your job once,” he says. “I was good at it.” Gosling replies, “Things were simpler then.”
It is unclear how this film will answer one of the most hotly debated questions concerning the first film—that question being whether or not Deckard is himself a replicant, one of the half-life androids of the Blade Runner universe. The looming question is likely kept intact to lure audiences. It’s definitely working.
Blade Runner 2049 releases October 10, 2017.