The long-gestating Blade Runner sequel has been a source of enthusiasm and anxiety alike. Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi film was a sleeper hit that eventually landed on as many greatest-movie-ever roundups as a director can hope for, but some fans still believe its mysteries are best left unanswered. Answers or not, Blade Runner 2049 is set 30 years after the first film, with Scott returning as producer and Denis Villeneuve, known for the much-lauded Arrival and Sicario, stepping in to direct. And although Harrison Ford reprises his role as Rick Deckard, he’ll play a supporting role as newly minted blade runner Ryan Gosling takes the lead.
The new movie revolves around Gosling’s LAPD Officer K, who discovers a secret that threatens to set society even more squarely on the path to mayhem, and he embarks on a journey to find the missing Deckard. The first teaser for the movie shows their initial encounter—not exactly a friendly one—leaving us to wonder whether they’ll end up as partners or antagonists.
Blade Runner 2049 arrives on Oct. 6, 2017.