As if we weren’t excited enough for Blade Runner 2049, the producers of the movie have now unleashed one of the biggest additions to the family – the one and only, Hans Zimmer. THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER!
Yep, the man, the myth, the legend. Just two months before the movie is set to hit cinemas (yep, TWO MONTHS) acclaimed cinematic composer and all around legend, Hans Zimmer has been brought onto the project, to provide the score for the movie.
Blade Runner 2049 sees Harrison Ford reprise his role as Rick Deckard, with a new traveling companion, Ryan Gosling as he once again tries to save the world from impending doom (guy can’t catch a break, can he?!). The sequel will be helmed by directing star, Denis Villeneuve, and so far the trailers and posters have been pretty epic. But apparently, Villeneuve thought there was still one thing missing – an awesome movie score.
In the original 1982 Blade Runner movie, the score set the film above all others, and is still remembered today by thousands of fans. Composed by Greek composer, Vangelis, many people have been wary that the Blade Runner 2049 score and soundtrack won’t compete with the original – despite the fact that Villeneuve has been joined by composer Johann Johannsson. Johannsson has been on hand to create the soundtrack, but Villeneuve reportedly wants a little help.
Given the magnitude of the task, Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer joined the team to help Johann. It’s hard to follow Vangelis! We had some astonishing atmospheric (pieces) by Johann, but I needed other options, and Hans helped us.
If you don’t know who Hans Zimmer is (errrr, why not?) you’ll definitely recognize his work. Providing the score for epic movies like The Dark Knight, The Lion King, Gladiator, The Da Vinci Code, and Christopher Nolan’s newly released movie, Dunkirk (and more!) Zimmer’s name is one of the biggest in the game, so we can expect big things from this new appointment.
Catch Blade Runner 2049 in cinemas on October 7!