‘Blade Runner 2049’ Director Reveals Why Hans Zimmer Replaced Original Composer

Blade Runner 2049While on the press tour for Blade Runner 2049, director Denis Villeneuve discussed why original composer Johann Johannsson was removed from the film.

It was revealed that Johann Johannsson left the project because the filmmakers wanted the score for the film to be similar to Vangelis’ score for Blade Runner. To make that happen, coveted composers Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch were brought in to echo the score from the first film.

Vangelis’ score for Blade Runner is considered by many to be one of the greatest scores in cinematic history, so it would make sense to make the sequel’s score sound more like it. Villeneuve, a fan of the original Blade Runner, discussed in detail as to why Johannsson left the film when speaking with Al Arabiya:

“The thing I will say is that making movies is a laboratory. It’s an artistic process. You cannot plan things. Jóhann Jóhannsson is one of my favorite composers alive today. He’s a very strong artist. But the movie needed something different, and I needed to go back to something closer to Vangelis. Johan and I decided that I will need to go in another direction—that’s what I will say. I hope I have the chance to work with him again because I think he’s really a fantastic composer.”

Johannsson and Villeneuve have previously collaborated on Prisoners, Sicario, and Arrival. I personally can’t help but feel bummed out by the idea that Johannsson was dismissed from the film, as he’s one of the best composers working today. Knowing that Villeneuve brought on some of the best people working in the industry, including cinematographer Roger Deakins, to create Blade Runner 2049, it makes sense that Johannsson would be replaced by industry veterans Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch. However, at the end of the day, we’ll still hear Johannsson’s original theme for the film, along with some his work that was spiced up by Zimmer and Wallfisch.

Are you excited for Blade Runner 2049? Comment below and let us know!

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for thirty years.

Directed by Denis Villeneuvethe film stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto and Barkhad Abdi.

Blade Runner 2049 will be released in theaters on October 6th, 2017.

Source: Al Arabiya

10 Reasons Jared Leto Is The Worst Joker

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Suicide Squad Jared Leto The JokerThe Joker is one of the most iconic characters in fiction. His bombastic schemes, twisted behavior and eerie laugh are the things nightmares are made from. Amazing actors like Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger have brought the Joker to life over the years, and he will continue to grace the big and small screen for years to come.

Jared Leto is another amazing actor who’s been lucky enough to play the Joker. The actor was dealt a poor script in Suicide Squad and wasn’t given a chance to properly shine. Certain aspects of his character were enjoyable, and hopefully he will be better in future renditions, but for now, Leto is considered a disappointment. No matter how far the actor pushed himself to get into character, things just didn’t click for him this time around.

Hit Next to find learn about the 10 reasons why Jared Leto is the worst Joker!

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Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani is a writer and film enthusiast from Toronto, Ontario. When he isn't writing about movies, he pretends to watch them.