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2036: NEXUS DAWN (2017) Short Film: BLADE RUNNER 2049’s Prequel Breaks the Replicant Ban

Jared Leto 2036: Nexus Dawn

2036: Nexus Dawn Short Film

Jake Scott‘s 2036: Nexus Dawn (2017) short film stars Jared Leto and Benedict Wong. 2036: Nexus Dawn‘s plot synopsis: “[Niander] Wallace introduces a new line of “perfected” replicants called the Nexus 9, seeking to get the prohibition on replicants repealed.”

As part of a major motion picture’s production and marketing, 2036: Nexus Dawn is as high-end as short film come with top talent involved.

I am glad that the writer and producers of Blade Runner 2049 thought of the events at the end of Blade Runner, namely all of the murders by Replicants in a few days time (including a world-famous inventor), and placed the ramifications of those events in Blade Runner 2049 via this prequel short film.

Niander Wallace (Jared Leto) seems to have absolute control over the Replicants that he producers. It also seems that the Replicants would rather kill themselves than a human being, one of Isaac Asimov‘s “Three Laws of Robotics”:

A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

2036: Nexus Dawn is the first of three short films that will be released for Blade Runner 2049.

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2036: Nexus Dawn Short Film

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