"Blade Runner 2049" is the sequel to 1982's sci-fi classic "Blade Runner" (which if you haven't seen, I'd recommend), which in turn was based on Philip K. Dick's 1968 short story "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"
The new story appears to follow a similar plot format to its predecessor. Officer K (played by Ryan Gosling), is on a quest to find Rick Deckard, played by Harrison Ford, reprising his original role as a former blade runner who's been missing for 30 years. Along the way, Officer K gets distracted by Joi (Ana de Armas, "War Dogs"), who may or may not be a replicant (she probably is).
The real stars of this first trailer are the (presumed) supporting cast.
"Civilization was built off the back of a disposable workforce," says a creepy, and maybe blind, Jared Leto. In front of him, what we assume is a replicant is "birthed." Stoic Robin Wright, who appears to be playing Ryan Gosling's boss but is unnamed on IMDb, tells Gosling/the window there's an order to things.
"That's what we do here," she says, before talking about a "wall separating kind," by which I assume she's talking about something keeping replicants and humans apart.
Plus, at 1:45 in, you get Drax (Dave Bautista playing an unnamed character) throwing what appears to be Gosling through a wall!
"Your story isn't over yet," Joi says to Officer K. "There's still a page left." Let's hope it's a good one that doesn't leave us hanging on for a future sequel in 35 years.
Directed by Dennis Villeneuve ("Arrival"), "Blade Runner 2049" opens in Australia on October 5, and in the US and UK on October 6.