In anticipation of “Blade Runner 2049,” Collider has premiered an “in-world” short film meant to help bridge the 30 years that will take place between the original “Blade Runner” and its upcoming sequel.
The six-minute short film, titled “Nexus: 2036,” centres around Jared Leto’s character in the sequel, Niander Wallace.
Wallace claims to have “perfected” a new line of replicants (human-like robots), and he’s seeking to repeal a prohibition of replicants that took place after the events of the original film.
In “Blade Runner 2049,” Ryan Gosling stars as an LAPD officer and nascent blade runner (robot hunter). He searches for Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard (the original “Blade Runner”) after unearthing “a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos,” according to a press release.
“Nexus: 2036” is one of three short pieces that will debut ahead of the release of “Blade Runner 2049” on October 6.
Watch the short film below:
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