Warner Bros. has just revealed a gorgeous array of enticing new shots for Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 visual masterpiece, Blade Runner. Starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, the screen story follows Gosling's Officer K, an upstart LAPD detective on a quest to find Ford's former blade runner, Rick Deckard, after the cool young cop uncovers a disturbing societal secret.
Beside's Villeneuve's keen sense of detailed filmmaking, the movie is being shot by 13-time Academy-nominated British cinematographer Roger Deakins (Skyfall, Fargo, The Shawshank Redemption), and it looks stunning. Deakins previously worked with Villeneuve on Prisoners and Sicario, and the two share similar philosophies of cinematic aesthetics.
Here are his thoughts on the subject of stepping into sci-fi via EW:
“It’s important when you work with a director that you see things in a similar way,” says Deakins. "I love science fiction; I don’t like science fantasy, and there’s a big difference. I like the futurism of science fiction and the idea that maybe this world could exist.”
Also starring Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis and Dave Bautista, Blade Runner 2049 sprints into theaters on October 6.
Cue the classic Vangelis music and soar into these evocative images below, then tell us if this sequel 35 years in the making might be worth the wait.