Blade Runner 2 concept art reveals a toxic wasteland

"The climate has gone berserk – the ocean, the rain, the snow is all toxic"

New concept art for the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel has been revealed, showcasing a toxic Los Angeles wasteland.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the film is set to star Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Carla Juri, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks and Dave Bautista.

The concept art was revealed by Entertainment Weekly, with the setting revealed as a future Los Angeles, albeit one that spreads over much of the West Coast.

“The climate has gone berserk — the ocean, the rain, the snow is all toxic,” Villeneuve told EW. The vehicle pictured in this exclusive concept art from the sequel, Villeneuve says, is a “kind of snow blower that hovers over the streets and destroys snow.”

The idea for the sequel, which is understood to take place several decades after the conclusion of Blade Runner, was devised by Scott and Fancher. Scott has previously revealed that Ford’s iconic character Rick Deckard will not appear in the entirety of Blade Runner 2, saying: “Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it’s about finding him; he comes in in the third act.”

In September it was reported that a company used in the past by Warner Bros., the studio behind the sequel, has registered the domain names bladerunnerandroidsdreammovie.com and androidsdreammovie.com, suggesting the sequel might be titled Blade Runner: Android Dreams or simply Androids Dream.