By the looks of the trailers, Alejandro G. Iñárritu's follow up to his Oscar-winning Birdman is going to be quite a spectacle.
The Revenant - a 'brutal survival western' - stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a frontiersman who is mauled by a bear and left to die, only to return to exact vengeance on the men who left him for dead. As with Birdman the score is an integral part of the film, even more so given the portrayal of isolation and the lengthy periods without dialouge.
Legendary Japanese musician and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (an Oscar winner in his own right) has been tasked with creating the atmospheric score to match up to Iñárritu's vision, and the resulting collaboration with Alva Noto and Bryce Dessner is already garnering quite a response (with a Golden Globe nomination confirmed, and Oscar and Bafta nominations a near certainty)
The soundtrack is set for a physical release on Milan Records in mid-January (following the film's UK release), you can hear one of the tracks, entitled Killing Hawk, below:
The Revenant Soundtrack is released on Milan Records on 15th January - pre-order here
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