Fans 'dying' of excitement for Blade Runner sequel
Fans can not wait for the Blade Runner follow up
Blade Runner fans have said they are “dying” of excitement after a full trailer for the long-awaited sequel was unveiled.
Many expressed their excitement on social media after “stunning” footage from Blade Runner 2049 was released on Monday.
The clip – which has the tagline “There are still pages left in this story” – shows Harrison Ford reprising the role of police officer Rick Deckard, the character he played in the 1982 original.
La La Land star Ryan Gosling is LAPD Officer K, who unearths a secret that could plunge what is left of society into chaos.
The film is set 30 years after the events of the first movie.
I'm freaking dying over here.— Guilherme (@guiheh) May 8, 2017
I need October to be here now because oh my god that cinematography is literally the greatest thing I've ever seen— zack saw The Last Jedi (@vulpptex) May 8, 2017
Plenty of tweets comment on the trailer being “visually stunning”.
Despite all the excitement, many fans expressed their hopes that the film lives up to the original.
Wow! #looks stunning, just like the original. I am so excited and not sure if I can wait! But I am also nervous...please be awesome!— Chris (@eat_sleep_film) May 8, 2017
One of my favourite ever films, really hope they don't mess up the sequel #BladeRunner2049— Chris Edwards (@Chris_Eds11) May 8, 2017
Harrison and Ryan also took part in a live Q&A on Facebook to mark the release of the trailer.
Harrison, 74, said he enjoyed being able to further explore Deckard’s character.
“I think it is interesting to develop a character after a period of time,” he said. “And it was an interesting experience, a very gratifying experience.”
Ryan, 36, admitted it was “overwhelming” to be part of such a classic.
The movie is being directed by Denis Villeneuve and also stars Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista and Barkhad Abdi.
It is due to be released later this year.