Things Were Simpler Then

On Monday Warner Bros. dropped a new trailer for Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Blade Runner, starring Ryan Gosling and, reprising his role as Rick Deckard, Harrison Ford.

To say that I’m looking forward to this film is an understatement.  It’s quite possibly the film I am most anticipating this year, edging out even Justice League.  (For the record, I’m indifferent to The Last Jedi.)  I wouldn’t even call myself a massive fan of Blade Runner; it’s a film I like a lot, that I’ve watched too many times to count, that I’ve thought about extensively over the last thirty years.  But it’s a milieu that fascinates me.  I’m a Philip K. Dick fan, I’ve read K.W. Jeter’s sequel novels (well, the two published in North America), I’ve read Chris Roberson’s prequel-to-the-novel comic book, I’ve read and pored through Paul Sammon’s Future Noir several times, I’ve even heard the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of PKD’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? with James Purefoy and Jessica Raine.  Excited for Blade Runner 2049?  Absosmurfly.

There’s nothing I can really say beyond that, so I’ll simply share the teaser, the two trailers, and a featurette that WB has released thus far.

The teaser trailer:

The first trailer:

“Time to Live,” a behind-the-scenes featurette:

The second trailer:

I think that, over the next three months, I’ll reread Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Jeter’s sequels, and Roberson’s prequel. I want to be ready for Blade Runner 2049. :)

One Reply to “Things Were Simpler Then”

  1. Amen to all of that, and if I can get my PC to play it, I’ll play the Westwood game again. If it doesn’t work, I’ll watch a youtube game runthrough.

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