Sunday, 25 September 2016

Jóhann Jóhannsson set to score Blade Runner 2

With the final – we assume, as it seems director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) is adding people all the time – piece of casting in place for the still untitled Blade Runner (1982) sequel via Jared Leto's (Dallas Buyers Club) hiring, you would assume the announcements about team members would be done. But Iceland Monitor brings word of a radio interview with Sicario (2015) composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who says that he will reunite with the director for the new science fiction film.

The sequel, scripted by Michael Green (Green Lantern) and co-writer of the original Hampton Fancher, is set decades after the original, at a time when Earth's environment is in an even worse condition than it was. Beyond that, we still don't know much about the story, though Harrison Ford is set to return as Rick Deckard alongside new characters played by Ryan Gosling (Drive), Robin Wright (House Of Cards), Ana de Armas (Knock Knock), Sylvia Hoeks (The Best Offer), Carla Juri (Wetlands), Mackenzie Davis (The Martian), Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man), Hiam Abbass (Exodus: Gods And Kings), Lennie James (The Walking Dead), Dave Bautista (Guardians Of The Galaxy) and Jared Leto.

Villeneuve is reuniting some of his Sicario collaborators including cinematographer Roger Deakins and now Jóhannsson, who has also worked on the score for the director's next release, alien drama Arrival, which has a UK release date of 11 November 11.

With Ridley Scott aboard as executive producer, the new Blade Runner instalment will be out on 6 October next year.

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