While Jóhann Jóhannsson leaped to his widest recognition yet for his Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning score for last year’s “The Theory Of Everything,” those with a keener ear were already acutely aware of his immense talent. He provided the compositions for So Yong Kim‘s “For Ellen,” as well as the terrifically moody sonic backdrop for Denis Villeneuve‘s “Prisoners.” He has once again collaborated with the latter director on “Sicario,” and today we have the exclusive visual preview of Jóhann Jóhannsson’s score.
Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio del Toro, “Sicario” follows an FBI agent who is invited to join an inter-agency task force. But when the group leaves their jurisdiction and crosses over into Juárez, the agent is given a wake up call about the reality of the war on drugs. Jóhannsson’s work finds the pulse of the tense picture, ratcheting things up when necessary, and bringing down the tempo in the moments when the characters and audience need to catch their breath.
The “Sicario” soundtrack will be released on the same day as the film, September 18th. Check out the preview below, along with some new images from the film.