Hans Zimmer reportedly scoring Blade Runner 2049

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 July 2017
Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer

The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' composer Hans Zimmer is reportedly set to create the iconic score for the upcoming 'Blade Runner' sequel

Hans Zimmer is reportedly scoring 'Blade Runner 2049'.

The 59-year-old 'Pirates of the Caribbean' composer has taken over creating the incidental music for the upcoming sequel to Sir Ridley Scott's 1982 cult sci-fi movie, Den of Geek reports.

Denis Villeneuve, who has directed the follow-up film, was working alongside long-time collaborator Johann Johannsson on the score but it's reported he has moved onto other projects and Zimmer has taken over.

Zimmer's most recent score was for Christopher Nolan's World War Two epic 'Dunkirk' and Johannsson has worked on some memorable movie soundtracks including 'Arrival' and 'Sicario'.

Recently, Villeneuve spilled that he wanted the cinematography and music to both be inspired by the original movie's DNA and that's what he's aiming for in post-production.

Villeneuve, 49, said: "There are some components in the original movie that made it stand out for me. Seeing the adverts when I first saw the movie was like an extension of my reality and it was like Ridley Scott had just taken a time-traveling machine into the future. He had the guts to get real companies in the film. I tried to do the same which is to take some of the companies and like they are still alive. It's a homage to a world that doesn't exist anymore."

'Blade Runner 2049' sees Harrison Ford reprise his role as Rick Deckard and Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto also star in the sequel.

The film is slated for release in October this year.

Blade Runner 2049

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto
  • UK release: 6 October 2017

Blade Runner K (Gosling) is tasked with finding replicants who are passing themselves off as human, but then he makes an earth-shattering, game-changing discovery. Villeneuve’s long-awaited sequel to Scott’s original is beautiful, powerful and relevant; Gosling is exceptional, and Ford steals the show as the ageing but…

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