Ryan Gosling arrives on the red carpet for the 89th annual Academy Awards on February 26. Gosling and his co-star Harrison Ford are featured in new posters for "Blade Runner 2049." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
May 4 (UPI) -- The future is now in new posters for upcoming sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049 that feature stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.
"A new civilization begins now," the official Twitter account of the film noted Thursday alongside Gosling's poster that features the actor as new replicant-hunting blade runner Officer K, who is seen wearing an all-black outfit that covers half his face as he stands near a futuristic looking car.
"You know his past. Discover his future," Ford's poster is labeled that features the star as Rick Deckard from the original 1982 Blade Runner film as he stands in front of a broken statue in the middle of an orange desert.
Ford's poster appears to be from the same desert location where Gosling will find the 74-year-old, as seen in the first trailer for the film .
"Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (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 (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years," reads the synopsis.
Produced by original helmer Ridley Scott and directed by Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049 is set to arrive in theaters Oct. 6, 2017.The film also stars Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, and Jared Leto.
"It's a continuation of the story, so if you're a fan of the original film, it takes the original story and sort of follows that through," Gosling said of the sequel while speaking with Entertainment Weekly. "It's the same iconic universe, but it's changed over the course of the 30-year gap. It's a lot more bleak in some ways. The director describes it as toxic. But it's still the Blade Runner universe."