We’re under two months away from Blade Runner 2049 from hitting theaters, so expect the publicity for the Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1980s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? to ramp up. For example, a new poster just dropped for the upcoming film and it’s all sorts of pretty, with a grit hiding just below the surface.
Fairly standard poster composition, but the colors are giving us a Star Trek: The Motion Picture vibe, except–all due respect–more engaging.
See? It has us thinking, though: are the colors significant in the Blade Runner 2049 poster? Harrison Ford is bathed in blues, with Ryan Gosling in reds and yellows and oranges. Are these nods to the plot? Or are those purely stylistic choices?
Anyway, even though Jared Leto’s in it, Blade Runner 2049 has Gosling and Ford helming the cast, so it’s very difficult to go wrong there. The big draw, though, is Villeneuve, who directed both Sicario and Arrival, two of the most deservedly-lauded movies of the past decade, which makes us think this movie has more of a chance going really right instead of off the rails. We’ll see when Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters October 6th.