“Logan”: Martinez Out, Beltrami In

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Director James Mangold confirmed on Twitter that veteran composer Marco Beltrami is currently scoring the upcoming Wolverine sequel Logan. The film starring Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart as the main protagonists follows an an aging Wolverine and Professor X who must protect a young female clone of Wolverine from an evil organization led by Nathanial Essex. The movie will be released on March 3, 2017 by 20th Century Fox.

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Jed Kurzel To Score “Alien: Covenant”

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According to the first trailer, composer Jed Kurzel has taken over scoring duties on Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant. The film starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston and Billy Crudup follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, as they discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. Continue reading

Michael Giacchino To Score “Jurassic World” Sequel

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Composer Michael Giacchino confirmed in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he will be returning to score the currently untitled Jurassic World sequel which will be directed by J.A. Bayona and is set to star Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, Justice Smith; Colin Trevorrow who directed the first Jurassic World movie has written the screenplay with Derek Connolly (Safety Not Guaranteed). Continue reading

Patrick Doyle to Score Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express”

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Patrick Doyle is set to write the score to Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming “Murder on the Orient Express” that Features the acting talents of Branagh himself as legendary detective Hercule Poirot, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench and Derek Jacobi.

Doyle has previously scored most of Branagh’s directorial efforts, including Henry VMuch Ado About NothingHamletThor and last year’s CinderellaMurder on the Orient Express is set to be released on November 22, 2017 by 20th Century Fox.

Source: Film Music Reporter

James Newton Howard to Score “Jumanji” Sequel

According to Film Music Reporter, Academy Award nominated composer James Newton Howard is set to write the score for the upcoming “Jumanji” Sequel which is directed by Jake Kasdan and features a cast including Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillian and Jack Black.

Joe Johnston’s original 1995 Jumanji movie was scored by James Horner. The Jumanji sequel is set to be released on July 27, 2017 by Sony Pictures and will be a great opportunity for JNH to show how excellent he is at writing music in fantasy/adventure mode.

ROGUE ONE: Giacchino Replaces Desplat!

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Earlier today, several sources reported that composer Alexandre Desplat is no longer attached to score the upcoming “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” due to scheduling conflicts caused by reshoots. Replacing the Academy-Award-winning composer on this project, Michael Giacchino was brought in to take over scoring duties on the upcoming spin-off, to be released on December 16 by Walt Disney pictures. Continue reading