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Jóhann Jóhannsson To Score Blade Runner Sequel
Christian Eede , August 25th, 2016 12:10

Icelandic composer to succeed Vangelis in soundtracking highly anticipated film sequel

After much anticipation, it has been revealed that Jóhann Jóhannsson has been given the task of soundtracking the upcoming Blade Runner sequel.

The Icelandic composer revealed the news in a recent interview on Iceland's RÚV radio station with the film seeing him team up once again with director Denis Villeneuve, who will direct the forthcoming film and who directed the 2015 film Sicario, which Jóhannsson also soundtracked.

Speaking to FACT, Jóhannsson said that following Vangelis' score to the 1982 original was “an enormous challenge of mythical proportions," describing the composer as a major influence on his work. He's still in the early stages of working on the soundtrack, so no further details are available just yet. The film is set for release on October 6, 2017.