WATCH: This Short Film Will Get You Up To Speed For Blade Runner 2049...

31 August 2017, 12:56 | Updated: 19 September 2017, 18:43

The short, which takes place in 2036, has been released to bridge the gap between the original movie and its forthcoming sequel.

A short film entitled Nexus 2036 has been unveiled to support Blade Runner 2049. 

Watch the clip above, which was shared by ColliderVideos this week: 

The short film, which has been described as an "in world" piece, was directed by Luke Scott (Morgan) Wallace with the aim of explaining the events which led up Denis Villeneuve's forthcoming sequel.. 

But if (like us) you've just watched the clip and STILL don't really get what's happening, luckily Collider have explained all in the video's description.

It reads: "The short film "Nexus: 2036" takes place in the year 2036 and revolves around Jared Leto’s character, Niander Wallace. In this short, directed by Luke Scott (Morgan), Wallace introduces a new line of “perfected” replicants called the Nexus 9, seeking to get the prohibition on replicants repealed. This no doubt has serious ramifications that will be crucial to the plot of Blade Runner 2049."

Villeneuve's sequel takes place 30 years after Ridley Scott's 1982 original, which was set in 2019 and starred Harrison Ford as Rick Deckhard. 

The film is based on the science fiction novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick. 

Watch the official trailer for Blade Runner 2049:

See the second teaser clip, which reveals more of its leading characters: