If you’re Ridley Scott, colloquial “grandfather” to two of cinema’s greatest science fiction franchises, and both of those franchises happen to have new films coming out in the same year… wouldn’t you want to promote them together?  The obvious answer is “YES” – and that’s exactly what Scott has chosen to do.

Word has officially come that the newest trailer for ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ the sequel to Scott’s original 1982 sci-fi masterpiece, will make its appearance in cinemas playing in front of ‘Alien: Covenant,’ Scott’s other sci-fi/horror series film that’s opening in theaters next month.

While Scott isn’t directing ‘Blade Runner 2049’ (he did direct both the original ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Alien’ movies, as well as handles the directing duties for ‘Covenant,’) he is serving as a producer on the film, opting to leave the direction in the hands of ‘Arrival’ director Dennis Villeneuve.  With original ‘Blade Runner’ stars Harrison Ford and Edward James Olmos returning to the franchise and teaming up with Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto, expectations for the film are high.

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.

Blade Runner 2049, starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Edward James Olmos, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.

‘Alien: Covenant’ is scheduled to debut in US theaters on May 19, 2018.  ‘Blade Runner 2049’ will hit American theaters on October 6, 2017.

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