WHO’S IN IT?

Ryan Gosling (La La Land), Harrison Ford (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Ana de Armas (Overdrive), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Robin Wright (Forrest Gump), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Mackenzie Davis (The Martian), Sylvia Hoeks (The Best Offer), Lennie James (24 Hour Party People), Carla Juri (Wetlands), Edward James Olmos (Stand and Deliver), Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Hiam Abbass (The Visitor), David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), director; Hampton Fancher (Blade Runner) and Michael Green (Logan), writers; Broderick Johnson (Prisoners), Andrew A. Kosove (Insomnia), Cynthia S. Yorkin (film debut) and Bud Yorkin (Deal of the Century), producers; Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory of Everything), Benjamin Wallfisch (Hidden Figures) and Hans Zimmer (Inception), composers; Roger Deakins (Skyfall), cinematographer; Joe Walker (Sicario), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In Los Angeles 2049, LAPD officer K (Gosling) is a “blade runner” assigned to hunt down and eliminate known humanoid robots known as “replicants”. When he uncovers a dark secret that could potentially plunge what remains of humanity into chaos, K goes on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for thirty years…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The long-awaited sequel to one of the most beloved sci-fi movies ever made is here at last, and with credentials that include director Denis Villeneuve, cinematographer Roger Deakins, and actors like Ryan Gosling and a returning Harrison Ford, it’s almost impossible for them to fail.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2017