“Blade Runner 2049” Second Prequel Short

There’s a thirty-year gap between the 2019-set events in Ridley Scott’s original “Blade Runner,” and those in Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sequel “Blade Runner 2049”.

A timeline of events within that gap was drawn up during production, and last month Villeneuve revealed that three artists had come up with short stories dramatising three key events within that time. The first was ‘Nexus Dawn,’ a 2036-set short film focused on Jared Leto’s blind character Niander Wallace.

The second has now been released, this time directed by Luke Scott and set in 2048. The short focuses on a gentle giant of a character named Sapper (Dave Bautista) trying to lead an honest life in a time just before the film begins.

“Blade Runner 2049” opens on October 6th.