The First Trailer for 'Blade Runner 2049' Is Finally Here

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Entertainment Weekly has obtained the new teaser for Blade Runner 2049, and it offers the first update on Harrison Ford's android-battling character Rick Deckard in 34 years.

The trailer is all too brief, but it ably sets the tone for the neon-tinged, pulse-pounding sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), Blade Runner 2049 appears to pass the torch to Ryan Gosling, as Deckard's blade-running heir apparent. But Deckard, who has been in hiding since the first movie, has some fight left in him.

Details are scant, but Alcon Entertainment offered the following synopsis:

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.

The teaser leaves plenty to anticipate, but the retro-sounding synth soundtrack and familiar visuals of a dystopian future Los Angeles will deliver a jolt of nostalgic excitement to fans of Ridley Scott's highly-acclaimed original movie. (The director of the original Blade Runner serves as executive producer this time around.) 

Also starring Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Mackenzie Davis, and Sylvia Hoeks, Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters on Oct. 6, 2017.