LOS ANGELES–From Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”) comes Alcon Entertainment’s science fiction thriller “Blade Runner 2049,” the much-anticipated sequel to the acclaimed sci-fi film “Blade Runner.”
Three decades after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, Los Angeles Police Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
The film stars Oscar nominees Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”) as K, and Harrison Ford (the “Star Wars” films, “Witness”), reprising the role of Rick Deckard. The main international cast also includes Ana de Armas (“War Dogs”), Sylvia Hoeks (“Renegades”), Robin Wright (“Wonder Woman”), Mackenzie Davis (“The Martian”), Carla Juri (“Brimstone”), and Lennie James (“The Walking Dead”), with Dave Bautista (the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films) and Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”).
“Blade Runner 2049” was produced by Oscar nominees Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson (“The Blind Side”) and three time Emmy winner Bud Yorkin & Cynthia Sikes Yorkin. Multiple Oscar nominee Ridley Scott (“The Martian,” “Gladiator”), who directed the first “Blade Runner,” is an executive producer. Bill Carraro served as executive producer and unit production manager.
Denis Villeneuve directed the film from a screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, story by Fancher, based on characters from the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. Tim Gamble, Frank Giustra, Yale Badik and Val Hill also executive produced.
“Blade Runner 2049” marks the third collaboration between Villeneuve and director of photography Roger A. Deakins, following “Sicario” and “Prisoners,” for which Deakins received two of his 13 Oscar nominations. The behind-the-scenes creative team also includes Oscar-winning production designer Dennis Gassner (“Bugsy,” “Spectre,” “Into the Woods”), Oscar-nominated editor Joe Walker (“12 Years a Slave,” “Sicario,” “Arrival”), and costume designer Renée April (“Sicario,” “Arrival”). The music is composed by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer (“Dunkirk,” “The Lion King”) and Benjamin Wallfisch (“IT,” “Annabelle: Creation”).
The film opens domestically on October 6 in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX, “Blade Runner 2049” will be distributed domestically by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and internationally by Sony Pictures Entertainment.