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Watch Second “Blade Runner 2049” Prequel Short (+ Upcoming Third One is Scored by Flying Lotus)

Blade Runner 2049 Due Out October 6 via Warner Bros.

Sep 15, 2017 Börn
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Blade Runner 2049, the much-anticipated sequel to Blade Runner, is due out October 6. Warner Bros. is releasing three prequel short films and below is the second one, 2048: Nowhere to Run. It stars Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), who is also in Blade Runner 2049, and was directed by Luke Scott, Ridley Scott’s son.

It’s also been announced that the third short, Blade Runner 2022, has been scored by Flying Lotus. It will be animated and has been written and directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (“Cowboy Bebop”). Also below is a behind-the-scenes video of the making of the third short (although it’s in Japanese) and some tweets from Flying Lotus.

Blade Runner 2049 features the return of Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, a former police officer/blade runner (a hunter of rogue replicants, or androids) who may or may not be a replicant himself, along with Ryan Gosling as a new blade runner who tracks Deckard down. Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival) directs, with original Blade Runner director Ridley Scott returning as a producer. Warner Bros. are releasing three prequel short films that bridge the gap between the original Blade Runner, which took place in 2019, and the sequel, which, as the title suggests, takes place in 2049. We already shared the first prequel, 2036: Nexus Dawn, which starred Jared Leto as Niander Wallace, who is also in Blade Runner 2049, and was also directed by Luke Scott.

The first teaser trailer for Blade Runner 2049 was released back in December, with the first full on trailer arriving in May and another trailer being shared in July. The film also stars Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Edward James Olmos.

Ridley Scott’s 1982 science fiction masterpiece Blade Runner wasn’t a hit with audiences or critics upon its original release, in part because of changes forced on Scott by the studio, including a clunky voice over and a less ambiguous happy ending. But over the years the film developed a cult following that was cemented in 1992 when Blade Runner: The Director’s Cut was released to theaters and now it is regarded as a highly influential masterwork, so much so that we’re finally getting a long-in-the-works sequel. Original Blade Runner co-writer Hampton Fancher has also co-written the new film.

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