There’s an old saying that a film is never really finished; it’s simply abandoned.
For Blade Runner, that was only half true. For 25 years, Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi thriller starring Harrison Ford, was never really finished—but the director and Warner Bros. refused to abandon it. There have been seven different versions of the film, including the 1991 Director’s Cut that really wasn’t the director’s cut. Finally, in 2007, Scott got in the final word—for now—with Blade Runner: The Final Cut, which confirmed that, yes, Ford’s Rick Deckard is, in fact, a replicant. (“If you don’t get it, you’re a moron,” Scott said on the DVD.) That ultimate version played in select theaters, and finally allowed Scott to put his classic to rest.
With a sequel in the works, though, The Final Cut is getting a re-release in the U.K. in April. And thus, a new trailer. There’s nothing new to see—thank, God—but it does get one excited for the possibility of experiencing Scott’s opus on the big screen. So far, there are no announced plans for The Final Cut to open theatrically in the U.S.