Blade runner dating
There have been whisperings of a second film for along time now, with development of a sequel beginning as far back as 1999, but after 35 years since the original, 2017.The film will appear in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D – a treat for older fans who only had the option of a 2D original.Or how about even earlier in the 80s when PA flicks had a year tagged onto the title (Cherry 2000 or America 3000)?Strange what you think of the moment a title is announced.Blade Runner 2049 will hit cinemas one year from today on October 6th, 2017.The above picture was from the Blade Runner 2049 Twitter account.
If you’ve somehow managed to not see the first film (and you should rectify that ASAP), it starred Ford as Rick Deckard, a “Blade Runner” tasked with hunting down rogue androids in a perpetually rainy, noir-tinted future lit by neon and stained with pollution.
The use of replicants on Earth is banned and they are exclusively utilized for dangerous or menial work on off-world colonies.
Replicants who defy the ban and return to Earth are hunted down and killed ("retired") by special police operatives known as "Blade Runners".
The film also stars Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, and Mackenzie Davis.
Other than indicating it is set 30 years after the original, we have no idea what the significance might be.