30 years post the original, a new Blade Runner has come with a dark secret which may yet be humanity’s undoing
Seemingly, things are getting kind of consequential with Blade Runner 2049, since Ryan Gosling’s Officer K and Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard delve profoundly into an unfurling enigma for the foreseen follow-up to 1982’s Blade Runner.
A Facebook Live session was hosted by Gosling, Ford and executive Denis Villeneuve on Monday in Los Angeles, California prior to the release of the full trailer online for the opening of the film on Oct. 6th.
At the end of the trailer, Gosling’s Officer K is told by Ana de Armas: “I always told you, you’re special.”
During the Q&A, Gosling went on to be silent when it came to specifics of the new movie by saying that a ‘sniper in the rafters’ was present there which was all set to reach him if he said more than what he is allowed to say. In the brief discussion, he said how he is seeing the future after working on Blade Runner 2049. Here’s what he said about his Officer K’s LAPD vehicle that is still earthbound 30 years after the original film:
“We haven’t worked out the flying car thing yet, so that’s disappointing. But I’m being nicer to my electronics just in case.”
Ford, however, was more articulate on the future that is witnessed in Blade Runner 2049, which brings the arrival of his Decker and investigates the next section of the Blade Runner world.
“The original film postulated a technology that in many ways we have surpassed, but in other ways we are not quite there. This film does take into account the 30 years that have passed and references technologies that are in place now and acknowledges some of the ethical considerations technology presents us with. There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”
The character of Jared Leto is shown in the trailer saying:
“Every civilization was built off the back of a disposable workforce, but I can only make so many.”