The 'Blade Runner' sequel is now totally '80s.
Blade Runner 2049 just got a retro recut.
While fans of this sci-fi world became mesmerized by the artistry of cinematographer Roger Deakins (Skyfall, No Country For Old Men) with the latest trailers, the footage has been re-edited and reimagined by ScreenCrush and YouTube user The Sleepy Skunk as if it were released in the 1980s, like the original film from Ridley Scott.
The recut trailer is more grainy with a synth-driving beat, smaller aspect ratios, old-school sound effects, some equally ’80s no-smoking ads, and snippets of footage from the original Blade Runner intercut with that from 2049.
Denis Villeneuve, who garnered eyes for his stunning sci-fi film Arrival, directs the sequel, which stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford (returning as Rick Deckard), Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto, and Mackenzie Davis. The story picks up decades after the conclusion of Blade Runner with K (Gosling), one of the titular replicant-policing agents, tracking down Rick as he uncovers a secret that may plunge what’s left of society into chaos.
Blade Runner 2049 will hit theaters on Oct. 6. The film already features various nods to the original, but see out how the ’80s reimagining of the trailer compares to the official version.