Blade Runner 2049 Teaser Trailer

First glimpse of Harrison Ford returning as Rick Deckard!

“I used to do your job, I was good at it.” It’s here so soon, Christmas has come early here at Finding Ford HQ as the first teaser for Blade Runner 2049 landed yesterday! I made no secret of my equal levels of excitement and trepidation in the last blog on Blade Runner, but this trailer gives fresh hope. Firstly the look of the film appears perfect, the opening shot of what turns out to be Ryan Gosling is quite simply stunning. We then follow his tentative journey though a desert wasteland (anyone recognise the head?) into a derelict building where it is confirmed that he is clearly the new Blade Runner by the man himself; “I used to do your job, I was good at it.” To which Gosling responds; “Things were simpler then.” Why were they simpler? What’s happened in the past 35 years? Why is Deckard in hiding?

The brief snippets of music also hold a lot of promise as they carry some of Vangelis’ original score with a modern twist, the film itself would appear to be a meeting of the old and the new so this is probably as it should be.

Check it out for yourself, and let me know your thoughts!

Blade Runner 2049 Announcement

Ryan Gosling describes Harrison Ford as “A cool motherf*cker.”

I also had to share this with you, it’s great when colleagues of Harrison Ford confirm exactly why he’s their hero and mine, check out the video below of Ryan Gosling describing him on Jimmy Kimmel earlier this month as a “cool motherf*cker! Gosling is also interviewed in this month’s GQ Magazine and recounts the tale of being punched in the face by The Ford, and his typically hilarious reaction.

Harrison Ford punched Ryan Gosling in the face!

Gosling has been in Hungary for most of the past four months, filming the Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049. “It’s like three movies that I usually make in one,” he says. “Just in terms of the length and just the whole scope and experience.” I ask how it’s going, and he quotes something his co-star Harrison Ford said the other day: “cautiously optimistic.” But he knows that people have high expectations, and how treacherous those can be. “The snipers,” he says, “are in the bell tower, waiting.” But, that aside, he says that he can’t tell me much: “I’ve never done something so shrouded in secrecy or where there’s so much anticipation.”

Did I hear that Harrison Ford punched you in the face?

He looks surprised. “How did you hear that?”

I’ve got people on every corner, too.

“Yeah, he did. It was kind of, you know, a rite of passage.”

How did it happen?

“We were just doing a fight scene and, you know, it just happened. But what was funny was, when it was over, they brought ice for my face, and Harrison pushed me out of the way and stuck his fist in the ice.” He laughs. “I asked him the other day where he got his sense of humor from—was it from his mother or his father? He said, ‘Sears.’ And he didn’t have much time to shop around so he just had to grab one and get out.”

So did it hurt when he hit you?

“You know…he’s tough. He’s been an inspiration to everyone—everyone is doing push-ups now and taking an interest in their fitness. As soon as it happened, the director came up to me and said, ‘Look at it this way—you just got hit by Indiana Jones.’ ”

Was he suitably apologetic?

“He came by afterward with this bottle of scotch, and I thought, ‘Oh, I knew this was coming.’ And he pulled out a glass from his pocket, poured me a glass, and walked away with the rest of the bottle. So I guess he felt like he didn’t connect enough to earn a whole bottle.” He smiles. “You know, they say don’t meet your heroes, but I would say the addendum to that is ‘…unless they’re Harrison Ford.’ ‘Cause he’s a cool motherfucker.”

This also confirms that the old Blade Runner and the young gun duke it out, but we won’t find out when and why until 6th October 2017, meanwhile stay tuned to the official site here.