The First Blade Runner 2049 (Short Film) Prologue Has Dropped.
Collider dropped a blessed bomb on social media - a Blade Runner 2049 short film starting Jared Let that serves as a prologue and taste of the anticipated sequel to the Cyberpunk classic Blade Runner.
"This in-world short film takes place in the year 2036 and revolves around Jared Leto’s character, Niander Wallace. In this short, directed by Luke Scott (Morgan), Wallace introduces a new line of “perfected” replicants called the Nexus 9, seeking to get the prohibition on replicants repealed. This no doubt has serious ramifications that will be crucial to the plot of Blade Runner 2049."
- Adam Chitwood, Collider.com
Here’s the official 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.