Last week, the word on the street was that the first trailer for Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 was on its way, with the prevailing theory being that we'd see the clip as early as ... well, this week.
Today, Warner Bros. dropped the official synopsis for the film, which I'm assuming will end up being the precursor to the Blade Runner 2049 trailer arriving tomorrow or the next day. If you hadn't noticed, that's how they tend to do this stuff: a studio releases a few stills (or a poster or a plot synopsis) for an upcoming movie, gets a bunch of coverage from movie blogs, and then - while the project's still fresh on everyone's minds - they drop a trailer.
Anyway, The Playlist has the synopsis:
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
A dozen of you just stopped reading to stampede down to the comments to make a "Hey, it's kind of like The Force Awakens!" joke. Be aware that you have already been beaten to that punch, and many times over, on Twitter. Thank you for playing, please exit through the BMD gift shop.
But I digress! This is the plot of Blade Runner 2049, people, the thing we've been waiting months to hear! It confirms a long-held suspicion amongst fans (that Gosling's character would be tracking down Harrison Ford's Rick Deckard), and it also introduces a previously-unknown wrinkle, this thing about K unearthing a "long-buried secret". I think I know what that long-buried secret is, and I'm very curious to see if they hint at it in the film's first trailer. We'll know then how close to the vest they're playing this thing.
Blade Runner 2049 will be here on October 6th whether you like it or not. I think we're in for something special.