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Ridley Scott details opening scene of Blade Runner sequel

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In between promoting The Martian and hedging questions about Alien: Covenant, director Ridley Scott took a moment to outline how his sequel to Blade Runner would begin.

Talking to a group of people at AFI Film Fest, and transcribed by JoBlo, Scott went into quite a bit of detail about the upcoming sequel, painting the picture of the film's first five minutes or so.

If you're in the business of avoiding spoilers, consider this your official warning.

According to Scott, the film will begin with establishing shots of a flat, picturesque farm space, akin to the rural lands of Wyoming. In the distance lies a large, dead tree being held up by a system of intricate wires, which Scott said won't be unlike imagery found within John Steinbeck's classic novel, Grapes of Wrath.

In the midst of the almost artificial quiet, Scott explained that the first bit of movement will focus on a spinner (a flying car) landing on the base of the property.

"Of course, traditionally chased by a dog that barks, the doors open, a guy gets out and there you've got Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford)," Scott said. "He walks in the cottage, opens the door, sits down, smells stew, sits down and waits for the guy to pull up to the house to arrive."

Scott ended the segment of the talk by acknowledging the unknown man, who's quite large, definitely approaches Deckard, but wouldn't reveal anything else about the scene. Whether or not he's a friend or foe will remain a secret until the movie is released.

Harrison Ford is back for the sequel, reprising his role from more than 30 years ago, with Ryan Gosling officially on-board to co-star.

There's currently no word on when the film will be released.