Jóhann Jóhannsson to score ‘Blade Runner’ sequel

The Icelandic composer has worked on a number of films including ‘The Theory of Everything’

Jóhann Jóhannsson has been chosen to score the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel.

The Icelandic composer, whose Theory of Everything score was nominated for an Academy Award, revealed the news in an interview with Iceland’s RÚV radio station.

The new Blade Runner film will be directed by Denis Villeneuve and star Harrison Ford, reprising his role as Rick Deckard, Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, and more.

Details about the plot are scarce but Villeneuve has said that it will take place in a future Los Angeles, several decades after the original.

The composer described taking on the role of creating a follow-up to Vangelis’ iconic score as “an enormous challenge of mythical proportions”, in an extract from an interview with Fact Magazine.

Last month, it was reported that The Walking Dead star Lennie James is set to join the cast of the sequel.

The film will open in cinemas in October 2017.