Meanwhile, it has also been announced that David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man) and Hiam Abbass (Munich) have joined the cast of the sequel, which is being directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario).
On his love of the original: "I remember the opening sequence perfectly".
And here's the second piece of art, which shows the polluted LA skyline at night.
The article goes on to explain that Blade Runner 2 will once again be set in Los Angeles and elsewhere along the west coast, but the landscape will look rather different this time - if anything, the weather will be even more inclement than it was in the 1982 original. While the plot is still under wraps, we do know the story will take place decades after the first film. Its really the movie that gave birth to my desire to become a director. "It's a great team and spirits are very high", Villenevue says.
That smog might get a little thicker in Blade Runner 2 because this world has only worsened since 2017. From the rain to the snow, it's all toxic.
It's a huge day for sneak peeks at upcoming films, but if you're looking for something a little different (i.e. not Star Wars or superheroes or Dark Towers), we've got just the thing: handsome new concept art from Blade Runner 2, director Denis Villeneuve's sequel to Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece, which sees Harrison Ford returning to yet another iconic role for one of our most anticipated films of 2017. These environments will come to life with the help of cinematographer Roger Deakins, who shot Villeneuve's two previous features. The movie is now set to be released on October 6th, 2017, so stay tuned for updates!