Denis Villeneuve Honors Jóhannsson Two Years After His Death: ‘He Was a Creative Brother’

Denis Villeneuve has emerged as one of the best directors working today, and one person moviegoers can thank for that is Jóhann Jóhannsson.

The Icelandic composer was one of Villeneuve’s most important collaborators, starting with “Prisoners” and continuing to shape the tone of Villeneuve’s work in “Sicario” and “Arrival.” Jóhannsson even worked on “Blade Runner 2049” before the pair decided a different sound was needed and Jóhannsson’s work was scrapped.

Jóhannsson passed away in February 2018, tragically cutting short one of the most exciting director-composer collaborations of the last decade.

Just over two years after Jóhannsson’s passing, Villeneuve has spoken to Deadline to both mark the anniversary of his friend’s passing and honor his creative genius.“I fell in love with Johann’s music instantly,” Villeneuve says.

“In his work there is a solemn melancholia.

For me, at its deepest core, all Johann’s music is

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