In the future, the Tyrell Corporation is the leading manufacturer of androids almost completely indistinguishable from normal humans. These "replicants" are used for dangerous jobs and leisure work on colonies and bases away from Earth. Although these androids have a lifespan of four years, it occasionally becomes necessary to "retire" or terminate them should they return to Earth (where they are illegal) or cause a disturbance. The members of the police force designated to do this, are blade runners.
Deckard is weary of his blade runner work, but agrees to track down four renegade replicants, Roy Batty, Leon, Pris, and Zhora. Batty and his allies, in the meanwhile, are looking for a means to extend their longevity. Along the way, Deckard copes with his strong feelings for Tyrell's assistant, Rachel, and the need to assert his own humanity.
The movie's theatrical ending significantly defers from the director's cut, and both should be considered on their own merits.
Marvel Comics published the comic book adaptation of this film, with a cover by Jim Steranko and interior art by sci-fi artist, Al Williamson. BOOM! Studios later published a series based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, but the story therein followed the novel rather than the film. Robert Adler provided the art for this series.