Hans Zimmer joining Johann Johansson on ‘Blade Runner 2049’ score, so expect some horns dude

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Hans Zimmer is helping to score Blade Runner 2049, folks. Dope! I had been sort of “eh” on Zimmer lately, feeling like he had been falling into sort of horn ass-blasting self-parody. But! After his return to form with Dunkirk (in my completely unqualified, and uneducated opinion), I’m ready for more of Zimmer’s horn blasts.


Hans Zimmer is currently living the rock star lifestyle — touring on the road, shredding to his famous scores, and meeting his adoring fans. But he’ll temporarily disembark the tour bus to board the spinners of Blade Runner 2049.

Zimmer is joining the musical team of Blade Runner 2049 to help compose the score to Denis Villeneuve‘s stunning sequel to the sci-fi classic.

According to a French publication Studio Ciné Live (via Heroic Hollywood), Villeneuve wanted to bring in extra help for composer Johann Johansson to score the film. So in order to match the iconic Vangelis composition from the original Blade Runner, Villeneuve brought in both Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch, who was recently behind the score for A Cure for Wellness and worked with Zimmer on Dunkirk and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Villeneuve said:

“Johann Johannsson of Iceland composes the main theme as planned. However, given the scale of the task, Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer joined the team to help Johann. It’s hard to get to Vangelis’ angle. We have Johann’s breathtaking atmospheric sounds, but I needed other things, and Hans helped us.”