Warner Bros. Releases Chilling Short Prequel Film to Promote ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Ridley Scott’s 1982 film, Blade Runner takes place in 2019. Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming Blade Runner 2049 will take place a full thirty years after the events of the original film. It’s understandable that all of this passage of real-life and narrative time between Blade Runner and its sequel may cause viewers to have questions before going in to see the new film. Warner Bros. have just released a short film to fill in some gaps and answer a few questions about how the world of the film has changed since we first saw it.

In the clip, director Denis Villeneuve explains that he asked his friend, Jake Scott, to create a clip set ten years before the events of 2049 to provide insight into the setting and circumstances surrounding the plot of the movie. Entitled 2036: Nexus Dawn, the short film stars Jared Leto and Benedict Wong. It gives us viewers a chilling introduction to Leto’s character, who will be the main antagonist of 2049. We learn early on that he is looking to introduce the next generation of replicants after Eldon Tyrell’s ambition caused his death in the first time. The clip gets more and more nerve-wracking from there!

You can watch the entire clip below:

The androids of Blade Runner 2049 sure seem better behaved than the ones in the original film… what could possibly go wrong!? All will be revealed soon enough, as the movie hits theaters on October 6th, 2017. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more details on Blade Runner 2049 as they break!

John Evans
Staff Writer at Horror News Network
John has loved movie monsters for as far back as he can remember. He's since collected up as many comics, statues, and autographed material related to movies and music that he can get his hands on. He is particularly interested in the critical and analytical discussion of the best stories the horror genre has to offer. One of his largest works on the topic is a study on the portrayals of people with disabilities in horror films.
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