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The new trailer for Blade Runner 2049 is finally here - and it doesn't disappoint

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At long last, the world has now been afforded its first significant look at the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott's celebrated sci-fi masterpiece.

The utterly mesmerising montage of footage takes us deep into director Denis Villeneuve's rejuvenated interpretation of Scott's seminal vision of a futuristic dystopian Los Angeles, in which a new blade runner known as Officer K (Ryan Gosling) discovers a long-buried secret - referred to as "the key to the future" - that could threaten the sheer stability of what little remains of society in 2049.

This leads him on a quest to find a former blade runner who's been missing for the past 30 years - Harrison Ford's Rick Deckard.

The trailer features the same bleak smog-laden vistas from the film's announcement teaser - during which Gosling and Fords' respective characters become acquainted - entwined with nostalgia-inducing neon-drenched cityscapes, flashes of action, and a brief glimpse of Jared Leto mysteriously imparting a hint of cautionary wisdom.

It provides us with a much wider context of the film's overall premise - one that Scott himself almost used as a bargaining chip to kick start production itself.

“The first movie was a film noir, quite intense with melancholia and an existential crisis, so we are not far away from the thematics of the first movie, I will say,” director Villeneuve stated, in relation to the film's faithfulness to the original. “It’s the same genre, the same atmosphere.”

Blade Runner 2049 is set to be released on October 6th 2017.

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