Film Music Reporter revealed that American composer Thomas Newman is set to score the upcoming sci-fiction romance “Passengers”, directed by Morten Tyldum and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. The film is set to be released on December 21, 2016 by Sony Pictures.
Tyldum has previously worked with Alexandre Desplat on his last movie, “The Imitation Game”. By hiring Newman, he and the producers have obviously decided to collaborate with a wonderful composer who has a clear affinity for scoring dramas (just as Desplat!). It will be very interesting to see how Newman will handle the score and how he approaches this project.
Personally, I think he is a terrific choice who is more than capable of giving the movie a special musical identity by supporting the visuals on screen and underlining the romance between the two main protagonists.