Hans Zimmer is one of the biggest musical names in the film industry, composing music for more than 150 films including The Lion King, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, Interstellar and most recently, Dunkirk. Now, it looks like the legendary composer is working together with Benjamin Wallfisch to create the score and them for the highly anticipated Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 neo-noir science fiction cult classic, Blade Runner.
In an interview with Denis Villaneuve with Studio Cine Live (via Film Music Reporter), the director clarifies the report that Blade Runner 2049 is getting Zimmer for its music, explaining that instead of working on an original score, the film music legend is actually reimagining the work of the original composer of the 1982 Blade Runner, Johann Johannson for the movie's sequel.
Zimmer and Wallfisch had previously worked together on the musical score for Hidden Figures, so it'll be easy for the two to collaborate Blade Runner 2049. Music plays a large role in any film, especially for Ridley's Blade Runner, so it's good to know that Villanueve is leaving the work to the industry's biggest names.
Zimmer always knows how to set the tone right and we're certain that the musical composer's going to bring out a lot of exciting moments in Blade Runner 2049.
Here's the synopsis for the movie:
Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who's been missing for 30 years.
Blade Runner 2049 hits cinemas October 6. 2017.