Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first preview of Blade Runner 2049 – the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci fi classic – and it features the look and iconic Vangelis synth theme of the original.
The sequel is being produced by Scott and directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival). Harrison Ford is reprising his role and screenwriter Hampton Fancher is back, too.
Vangelis is not returning to score the Blade Runner sequel. Instead, it will be scored by Jóhann Jóhannsson, who’s scored other Villeneuve films. Jóhannsson describes his music as a ‘blend of electronics and classical orchestration, drawing on minimalism and drone music, as well as electronic and classical forms”. It sounds like there may be some echoes of the original score showing up, though.
Here’s the synopsis of Blade Runner 2049:
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.