“Replicants, like any other machine, are either a benefit or a hazard. If they’re a benefit it’s not my problem.”
That was Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford)’s famous line from the 34-year-old neo-noir science fiction movie Blade Runner – and it’s a line echoed in the first teaser trailer for long-awaited sequel Blade Runner 2049.
The clip sees Ryan Gosling staring down the barrel of Harrison Ford’s gun as the Star Wars actor tells him: “I had your job once. I was good at it.”
Ford is back as Rick Deckard, the “blade runner” assigned to “retire” genetically-engineered replicants. He’s been missing for 30 years, but a new blade runner (Gosling) is determined to track him down after unearthing a long-buried secret.
The original movie was based on the Philip K Dick science fiction novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and – despite a mixed reception – it’s become a cult classic.
Other stars lined up for Blade Runner 2049 include Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto.
Blade Runner 2049 is set for release in October 2017