ForbesScott Mendelson is reporting that Denis Villeneuve‘s Blade Runner 2049 (Warner Bros., 10.6.17) features Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard “with Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto along for the ride.” I’m presuming Mendelson meant to say that Ford is along for the ride with Gosling and Leto in the lead roles…no?

(l. to r.) Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villenueve, Ridleyt Scott, Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling.

There’s only one thing that worries me about Blade Runner 2049, and that’s what Villenueve might see in it. Or more precisely do with it. If you don’t share this concern, go see Arrival.

I’m not sure how impressed I am by that title. There’s something about it that sounds (feels?) vaguely Philip K. Dick-ish. Does the ’49 refer to the year in American cinema when film noir was at its peak, or have I crawled too far into my own cavity? I don’t think I’ve even seen the final 2007 Director’s Cut Bluray of Ridley Scott‘s 1982 original.

What’s the most memorable moment in Blade Runner? When Rutger Hauer‘s Roy dies and the dove flies away.