Definitely one of the most mysterious movies of the fall season is Blade Runner 2049. The sci-fi sequel has been extra vague about the details as new footage hasn't done much to illuminate what exactly is going on in this movie. Blade Runner 2049 has released its first clip which doesn't exactly buck that trend, but it does offer one interesting detail about the future. Apparently, space travel has become a bit more commonplace in the world of Blade Runner as people are actually living on other planets. Check out the first clip below.
If you've been following closely along with Blade Runner 2049, I doubt this out-of-context clip will do much to put the puzzle pieces together, but it's an interesting look at the movie all the same. The clip opens with Officer K (Ryan Gosling) coming upon what seems to be a dystopian landscape when he encounters a group of struggling children. We don't know what K is looking for or when exactly the clip takes place in the movie, but the children take him further inside, revealing what sure looks like a labor camp with hundreds of children. The man in charge (The Walking Dead's Lennie James), tells K that they are scavenging nickel for colonial ships, which are "the closest any of them or us" will get to that "grand life off-world." That seems to be a pretty casual way of revealing the societal limitations of space travel.
Space travel is not entirely new in the world of Blade Runner. The original film made very casual mention of it without ever really explaining it. Roy Batty, the replicant villain of the movie, actually served time as a commando off-world, according to his backstory. The comments in the above clip shed a bit of a new light on it. It seems like only the rich get to go off-world, which is apparently better than the dystopia they left on planet Earth.
We have no way of knowing if Blade Runner 2049 will use space travel in any way, so we'll have to add it to the list of mysteries for the movie. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, the sequel takes place 30 years after the original film. The story follows K, a new Blade Runner who discovers a dark secret that could bring an end to humanity. This discovery leads him to track down Rick Deckard (a returning Harrison Ford), who has been missing for 30 years. The films stars Ryan Gosling, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Robin Wright, Jared Leto and Harrison Ford.
Blade Runner 2049 is all set to land in theaters on October 6, 2017. Get ready for all the movies still left to go for the year with our 2017 movie release guide.