Continuing the fun promotional campaign for ‘Blade Runner: 2049,’ Denis Villeneuve and the creative forces behind the new film have released the second prequel story tying the new movie back to the original ‘Blade Runner.’ The new short, titled ‘2048: Nowhere to Run,’ which is also directed by Ridley Scott’s son Luke Scott, stars Dave Bautista and introduces his character of Sapper, who will be featured in the upcoming film.
Sapper is a replicant on the run, and the short sheds some light on his character showcasing his attachments to the people where he lives and his apparent love of literature. His struggle to make ends meet and his combat skills, which are eventually put to use saving a mother and daughter that he knows from some street thugs, are heroic acts which end up getting him into trouble as it outs him as a replicant and leads to someone calling in his whereabouts to the cops.
It is a great performance from Dave Bautista, who most people at this point mainly know as Drax from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ demonstrating that the man is capable of real dramatic acting and does not just have to be there for jokes or for brute action scenes. Throw in the fact that the look, the tone, and the story all fit in exceedingly well with the original ‘Blade Runner.’ ‘2048: Nowhere To run’ goes a long way toward getting me even more excited for ‘Blade Runner: 2049’ and hopefully helps set the stage for where we find Sapper when he makes his entrance into the main film.
Check out the short for yourself right here, and share your thoughts about the short and the new film in the comments section below!
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And here’s the synopsis for ‘Blade Runner: 2049:’
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.