Blade Runner 2049
Not a bad place to start. When a sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 moody sci-fi classic was initially announced, the excitement was rightly balanced with a healthy slab of wariness. I mean, how on earth do you follow up Blade Runner? Why, you hire one of the finest double teams in Hollywood, naturally.
Director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival) would have been enough to settle most fanboy’s nerves, but with legendary cinematographer and frequent Villeneuve collaborator Roger “The Deak” Deakins behind the camera, it is probably time to let that feeling of excitement take over. Harrison Ford’s franchise farewell tour continues with his return as Rick Deckard, and while thankfully he is not the sole lead (Ryan Gosling stars alongside), fanboys everywhere can only hope Denis did not let him phone this one in…
UK release date: October 6