On the same radio interview, Johannsson paid tribute to the musical score for the first Blade Runner film that was written and composed by the Greek musician Vangelis. Johannsson admitted that Vangelis's original score for the original film and his other works were a huge influence on his own compositions. He added that Vangelis's solo albums have been a source of great inspiration for him. It can be recalled that a lot of the original film's fans and enthusiasts got upset when it was announced that Vangelis wasn't returning for the sequel.
When queried if he's going to revisit some of the themes in Vangelis's original score for the first film, Johannsson didn't provide a direct answer but he stated that filling up the shoes that Vangelis vacated is going to be an "enormous challenge of mythical proportion". In another interview with LRM Online, Johansson added that Blade Runner is one of his all-time favorite films which is why he's taking the responsibility of composer for the sequel very seriously.
We will update this page when new details about the Blade Runner 2049 soundtrack are released. For a taste of Johannsson's work, you should check out his compositions for the following films:
1. The Theory of Everything
Meanwhile, here are some fast facts about Blade Runner 2049:
1. It's directed by Denis Villeneuve, the talent behind the award-winning films Incendies, Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario, and Arrival.
2. Harrison Ford, the star of the first film will be reprising his role as Rick Deckard. The sequel happens thirty years after the events in the original film.
3. The cinematography for the film was handled by Roger Deakins, the legendary English cinematographer who worked on classic films like The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, No Country for Old Men, Sicario, Skyfall, Revolutionary Road, and The Reader.
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