Alcon Entertainment has announced that the ‘Blade Runner 2′ – the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci fi classic Blade Runner – will be released by Warner Bros. in North America on January 12, 2018.
The film will star Harrison Ford (reprising his role as Rick Deckard) and Ryan Gosling,, and will be directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sciario, Prisoners).
The story, written by Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green and based on a story by Fancher and Ridley Scott, takes up several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.
While the Vangelis score of the original was one of the most iconic soundtracks of the 80s, would he be the best choice to score a sequel?
His style of scoring moved towards much more emulative orchestral sounds in the 90s. And tastes in film scores have changed, too – it’s rare to hear a sci fi score these days that isn’t primarily orchestral.
And other artists have made more notable electronic scores in recent years.
Can a Blade Runner 2 be a true sequel without a Vangelis score? Let us know what you think in the comments. And let us know who you think would be a good choice to handle the score.