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Watch Harrison Ford And Ryan Gosling In The First Trailer For 'Blade Runner 2049'

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Though the film won’t come out until October 6, 2017, we're getting the first glimpse of what Blade Runner 2049 will look like now, courtesy of a teaser released Monday. The teaser runs just shy of two minutes and begins with a familiar Harrison Ford line from the original 1982 Ridley Scott film: “Replicants are like any other machine. They're either a benefit or a hazard. If they're a benefit, it's not my problem.”

Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario) is an update to the iconic neo-noir flick about a former LAPD officer who now makes his living hunting down wayward androids known as replicants. As you might recall, the original film begins with a title screen that simply reads: "Los Angeles, November, 2019," meaning Blade Runner 2049 takes place 30 years later. Harrison Ford returns to his role of cop-turned-replicant-hunter Rick Deckard, and Ryan Gosling stars as LAPD Officer K.

In addition to the teaser, Alcon Entertainment has also released a brief synopsis of the film, according to Entertainment Weekly: "K unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos." K's investigation leads him to Deckard, who we learn has been missing for all of those 30 years

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The teaser depicts a dark, dystopian Los Angeles with neon-lined streets, as well as an ominous, yellow landscape where Gosling moves through a seemingly abandoned mansion only to encounter a wary Ford. Fans of the soundtrack will also recognize notes of that magical Vangelis score.

If you're wondering about Los Angeles' depicted gloominess, in a previous interview with EW, Villeneuve revealed that in this dystopia, the "climate has gone berserk—the ocean, the rain, the snow is all toxic."