Weirdly, none of them appear to be autonomous.
Blade Runner 2049 is the long-awaited sequel to the seminal sci-fi classic from 1982, and as you will see (if you haven’t done so already) there will be an array of futuristic flying cars. Directed by Oscar-nominated director of Arrival, Denis Villneuve, and starring Ryan Gosling as the new LAPD cop, Harrison Ford returning to play the original blade runner, Rick Deckard, as well as Jared Leto and Robin Wright, from what we can see the follow-up seems to be another film noir.
Set in a dystopian Los Angeles, moody cops pilot flying cars, known as “spinners,” to search and destroy human-like androids known as “replicants.”
The “spinners,” can take off vertically, hover and fly around like a plane, but can also be operated like traditional cars as the trailer briefly demonstrates. Interestingly, the Lamborghini-inspired three-wheelers don’t appear to be autonomous, which seems like somewhat of an oversight. But seeing Gosling grappling with a joystick to operate the spinners makes for better cinema. The scissor doors are also pretty badass and we’re glad to see they’re still popular thirty years from now. Blade Runner 2049 opens in cinemas on October 6.