Jóhann Jóhannsson, the Icelandic composer behind the Academy Award-nominated scores for “Sicario” and “The Theory of Everything,” has just signed on to compose the music for Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner” sequel.
According to Iceland Monitor, Jóhannsson stated that the decision was made a long time ago to choose him to compose the score. The Golden Globe winner has previously worked with Villeneuve on “Prisoners,” “Sicario” and the upcoming sci-fi picture “Arrival,” starring Amy Adams.
“Blade Runner 2” is still over a year away and plot details for the film are being kept under wraps. What we do know is that the screenplay is written by Fancher and Michael Green and it will take place in Los Angeles, several decades after the original. Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard from Ridley Scott’s 1982 original and also includes Jared Leto, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi and Dave Bautista.
Last month Entertainment Weekly released two spectacular-looking concept art images that depicted the dystopian city skyline.
No doubt about it, Jóhannsson will add a new layer of tone, suspense and excitement to the highly-anticipated sequel.
In the meantime, the composer’s work can heard in the first trailer for “Arrival,” out Nov. 11, and James Marsh’s upcoming drama “The Mercy,” starring Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth.
“Blade Runner 2” is scheduled for October 6, 2017.