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'Blade Runner' sequel gets name -- and weird promo photo

The long-awaited "Blade Runner" sequel has a name that hammers home the big time gap between the original and the follow-up.

Director Ridley Scott's iconic 1982 dystopian-future film "Blade Runner" has reigned as a sci-fi classic for nearly 35 years. News of a sequel from Alcon Entertainment heated up in early 2015 as actor Harrison Ford signed on to reprise his role as Rick Deckard, the maybe-or-maybe-not replicant. The new movie now has an official title: "Blade Runner 2049," which is only slightly more inspired than Ben Affleck's "The Batman" working title for his upcoming solo Bat-film.

The original took place in 2019 Los Angeles. As the title hints, the sequel happens in 2049.

"Blade Runner 2049" Twitter and Facebook accounts both posted a sort-of teaser photo to go along with the announcement of a theatrical release date of October 6, 2017. Earlier reports had the movie set to open in early 2018.

The promo photo doesn't show any futuristic weapons, neo-noir hairstyles or flying cars. It depicts Scott, director Denis Villeneuve, Ford and co-star Ryan Gosling hanging around together in what looks like a library with marble walls. They appear to be chatting, presumably about the importance of origami unicorns. It's a very normal-looking scene that gives nothing away about the plot or look for the new film. We'll just have to wait for the real teasers to appear.