Courtesy of the British Film Institute, Blade Runner: The Final Cut is headed to cinemas across the UK beginning April 3. An updated trailer for the 2007 version of the 1982 dystopian sci-fi classic has been cut to accompany the re-release, replete with helmer Ridley Scott’s stamp of approval. He says, “The Final Cut is my definitive version of Blade Runner, and I’m thrilled that audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy it in the way I intended -– on the big screen. This new trailer captures the essence of the film and I hope will inspire a new generation to see Blade Runner when it is re-released across the UK.” Check it out above.
The BFI similarly re-released 2001 in October last year in an effort to package a cinematic classic for new audiences; the release was the most successful of all time for BFI Distribution.
The org is expecting a big turnout for Blade Runner: The Final Cut given excitement around the sequel that’s gearing up for a summer 2016 shoot — and given that a single BFI screening last December grossed over £100K. The trailer was commissioned by the BFI and Warner Bros, with support from the Blade Runner Partnership and was created by Ignition Creative London.