Film of the day: Blade Runner 204

Blade Runner 2049

A long-buried secret threatens to plunge what’s left of society into chaos in this stunning sci-fi sequel.

It would appear that Denis Villeneuve can do no wrong, for after the likes of Sicario and Arrival comes a truly staggering follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi noir masterpiece.

The setting is an eerie, futureworld LA 30 years after the events of the original, with Ryan Gosling following in the footsteps of Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard as Blade Runner K – tasked with hunting down and “retiring” rogue first-gen androids known as replicants.

It’s a job he’s dutifully performed for years, but after a bruising encounter with Dave Bautista’s Sapper Morton and the mention of some unseen miracle, doubts and anxieties begin to take root.

Blade Runner 2049 – from Monday 5 February on Sky Store.