The original Blade Runner is one of the most visually extravagant, atmospheric and engrossing movies ever made. Amazingly, this year's sequel, Blade Runner 2049, looks set to live up to it – at least if the awe-inspiring trailer is anything to go by.
Ridley Scott's seminal 1982 cult classic introduced us to the conflict between humanoid robots, or 'replicants', and the 'blade runner' officers looking to track them down. Harrison Ford played the eponymous bounty hunter in the original, and he's back now in Arrival director Denis Villeneuve's follow-up.
However the focal point is Ryan Gosling's new Blade Runner character K, who's on the verge of being drawn into a war between mankind and their artificial counterparts. But is he all he seems?
Promising the kind of staggeringly beautiful visuals that made Arrival such a treat, from the familiar, neon-soaked streets to expansive, amber-burnished landscapes, there's no denying that Villeneuve has the technical and emotional chops to live up to Scott's formidable legacy. And the reworking of Vangelis' classic score gives us serious chills...
Co-starring Dave Bautista, Jared Leto and Robin Wright, Blade Runner 2049 is released on 6th October.