The highly anticipated follow up to the original 1982 smash hit movie, 'Blade Runner 2049' is coming out in October this year. The original Blade Runner was yet far in the future - which at the time was 2019! The world of Ridley Scott's original cinematic adaptation of 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep' now looks a lot different than our world, but there are a few similarities. And thirty years later in the new Blade Runner movie Elvis Presley is still a major entertainer in the future reality of 2049!
In fact although you see Elvis for only a few seconds in a trailer we are told that he features in the film for a lot longer. So while August 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of Elvis' death, director Ridley Scott expects that Elvis' fame still won't have declined in the future Blade Runner world. Rather than bring back Elvis Presley as a Replicant duplicate, the rock and roll icon appears to be projected as a hologram at an entertainment venue that Ryan Gosling's character, LAPD Officer K, is investigating.
Taking place three decades after the events of the original Blade Runner movie, Blade Runner 2049 will follow Ryan Gosling's K uncovering a dark secret that could spell the end of humanity. His journey will lead him to finding Harrison Ford's Rick Deckard, who was last seen leaving Los Angeles with Sean Young's Rachael. The sequel's main cast also includes Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Dave Buatista, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Barkad Abdi, David Dastmalchian and Edward James Olmos.
'Blade Runner 2049' will be released October 6.