Another 'Blade Runner' Promo Prequel Short '2048: Nowhere To Run'

September 14, 2017
Source: Apple

2048: Nowhere To Run Short Film

"Don't like my offer, you're welcome to try somewhere else." Warner Bros has unveiled another new promo short film for Blade Runner 2049, a prequel this time set one year before the new movie takes place. A few weeks ago, they unveiled a short titled "2036: Nexus Dawn" featuring Jared Leto's character Niander Wallace talking about manufacturing replicants again. This next new short film is titled "2048: Nowhere To Run" and features Dave Bautista as an outlaw replicant named Sapper. He goes out into the streets of Los Angeles 2048 to sell some replicant leeches, but he loses control when he sees a mother and her child being threatened. I love these short film promos, they're exciting and the perfect way to bring us all back to this world. In the intro, Denis Villeneuve mentions there's three of these short films, so there's one more to come after this one. And only a few more weeks left until this hits theaters. For now - watch below & enjoy.

Here's the new short film "2048: Nowhere To Run" for Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049, from Apple:

Plus - here's a fun IMAX countdown to the world of Blade Runner 2049, direct from IMAX's YouTube:

You can also watch the first prequel short "2036: Nexus Dawn", starring Jared Leto, by clicking below:

Blade Runner 2049

You can watch the first teaser for Blade Runner 2049 here, or the second trailer / featurette / third trailer.

Thirty years after the events of the first science fiction 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 is directed by Quebecois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, of the films Polytechnique, Incendies, Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario and Arrival previously. The screenplay is by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green; based on a story by Ridley Scott and Hampton Fancher; adapted from Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?". Warner Bros will release Blade Runner 2049 in theaters everywhere on October 6th later this fall. For more follow @bladerunner. Looking good?

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Still on the fence.

tarek on Sep 14, 2017


That's not it. I'm still hopeful this will not be yet another movie I'll regret watching in the cinema ( Alien Covenant...). Nothing that I've seen so far have changed my mind positively towards it. Production design is 20,000 leagues away from the original Blade Runner. Thus the mood and atmosphere that made the first one so exceptional is nowhere to be seen. I heard that they fired the first composer and hired Hans Zimmer. Another reason to keep my expectation very low. He's not of the caliber of Vangelis... That being said, I will absolutely watch it (with an open mind). first because I'm aSci-fi flicks sucker, second because I want to confirm whether or not Ridley Scott has lost his mojo for good. I was totally broken after the disastrous Alien Covenant. How come a visionary guy like Ridley ending up making movies so dumb is beyond my understanding.

tarek on Sep 14, 2017


Tarek, Denis Villeneuve is directing x Scott's only producing. I 100% agree with you about the atmosphere that the first one had; this new addition needs that same feeling! I don't watch the trailers, x this short I liked a little more than the first one. Definitely seeing this w/ a open mind, I mean the cast x crew are stacked w/ heavy people!

Brandon Cole on Sep 15, 2017


Hey Brandon. I know Ridley is the producer. And for that he's probably involved heavily in the process. I hope the final product will resonate with me.

tarek on Sep 15, 2017


Hey Bo. Yes he will take a fatal hit if it doesn't work. I don't wish him that, because he's a very humble director who has a passionate relation with the material. He's a talented guy, but he isn't Fincher. I would have preferred Fincher for this project.

tarek on Sep 15, 2017


I meant replacing Villeneuve by Fincher for this project. Fincher has this film noir approach that fits this genre. I liked his Alien 3. It was plagued by budget limitation obviously, as vfx were of debatable quality. Still, the gritty and dirty atmosphere was great. As for Ridley, the dude is (was?) a visionary director, but his last projects were disappointing to say the least. It's like he isn't trying anymore, or maybe he is trying...to please an audience I don't belong to. Let's face it, his classic works didn't (don't) appeal to the masses. They are revered only by a tiny fringe of the global audience. Maybe he is trying to adapt to the reality of the market...Alas.

tarek on Sep 15, 2017


Dave looks great in this. I really hope he keeps making interesting decisions.

DAVIDPD on Sep 14, 2017

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