Jóhann Jóhannsson has revealed in an interview on Icelandic radio that he will be scoring the new Blade Runner film which is expected to hit cinemas October 2017.
The Icelandic producer is no stranger to writing film scores, he produced the score for The Theory of Everything, which was nominated for an Oscar, and created the score for last year's grizzly thriller Sicario, which was directed by Denis-Villeneuve who is directing the Blade Runner sequel.
The sequel will see Harrison Ford reprise his role as Rick Deckard from Ridley Scott’s 1982 original, and will be Joined by the likes of Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto.
Villeneuve has said that the new film will take place in a future Los Angeles, several decades after the original.
As well as producing the film’s score, Jóhannsson will release a new solo album, 'Orphée', next month, his first for some six months, via Deutsche Grammophon.
Speaking about his new long-play he said, “Orphée is for me about changes: about moving to a new city, leaving behind an old life in Copenhagen and building a new one in Berlin–about the death of old relationships and the birth of new ones.”
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