Director Ridley Scott has revealed that the next trailer for Blade Runner 2049 is currently attached to run before his upcoming Alien prequel/Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant when it debuts in theaters next month.
Scott revealed the information during a recent chat with the Associated Press to promote Covenant. As for the Blade Runner 2049 running before Covenant, Scott says it “will be cool.”
The long-awaited sequel to Scott’s classic Blade Runner has been directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival). Scott returned to serve as exec producer on the project.
Plot details are still under wraps but the film set 30 years after the first film follows the new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling) as he searches for Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) who has been missing since the first film after discovering a terrible secret that could send what is left of society into chaos.
Sony Pictures debuted new footage during the studio’s CinemaCon presentation last month in Las Vegas which revealed Jared Leto as a creepy manufacturer of replicants. Gosling also confirmed that a large portion of the film will take place in Las Vegas. In addition, Edward James Olmos who played the mysterious Gaff in the original film has also confirmed that he will be returning for an appearance in the upcoming sequel.
The film stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto. Here’s the official synopsis:
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), 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 (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters October 6, 2017.