“Alien: Covenant” is set to debut on May 19, but this year will see another long-awaited action film, “Blade Runner 2049,” which is scheduled for October 6, 2017. The filmmaker recently released a full-length teaser trailer for the world to see the technotopian future.

The preview stands on its own merit, offering a glimpse at the main characters of the film, including Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Harrison Ford, Mackenzie Davis, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Lennie James, Sylvia Hoeks, Ryan Gosling, and Dave Bautista. No doubt, the movie lines up with Ridley’s original “Blade Runner.”

A film by Denis Villeneuve

This is not the first time when a movie trailer looks exactly like a previously released film.

In 2011, a teaser trailer for “Prometheus” was released with sound effects exactly like Ridley Scott’s action movie, “Alien.” With the passage of time, fans have become increasingly adept at picking up minor details in different sectors of pop culture.

“Blade Runner 2049” is an action movie directed and co-written by Denis Villeneuve. Its dialogues are penned by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. It is a sequel to 1982 film of the same name and will be released in the United States by Warner Bros. and Columbia Pictures.

The story revolves around a blade runner, LAPD Officer K, who finds that a weird creature is bringing humanity to an end. His discovery leads him to meet a former blade runner, Rick, who disappeared years ago and is living a miserable life. David Dastmalchian, Barkhad Abdi, Hiam Abbass, and Edward James Olmos play the supporting characters in “Blade Runner 2049.”

The development and box office projections

The work on a sequel began in 1998 when Stuart Hazeldine was hired as screenplay writer for the movie based on “The Edge of Human.” However, the project was delayed due to issues concerning the rights to the book.

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Finally, in 2010, The New York Times reported that Scott had scheduled a prequel for 2019, and Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel was planned for winter 2017.

Initially, the film was scheduled for January 12, 2018, but the filmmaker changed its release date to October 2017 to accommodate other mega-budget projects. Filming of “Blade Runner 2049” took place in Hungary, Los Angeles, and at Origo Studios.

Alcon Entertainment has partnered with Oculus VR for distributing the movie in its virtual reality format and will launch it in the second week of October 2017. “Blade Runner 2049” is projected to earn $40 million in the opening weekend and over $20 million from Thursday night previews.