War for the Planet of the Apes – Michael Giacchino

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“Apes together strong!” – helmed by director Matt Reeves and once again featuring actor Andy “Gollum” Serkis in his famous performance capture role as Caesar, an intelligent chimpanzee, “War for the Planet of the Apes” races to cinemas worldwide, providing a satisfying conclusion to the epic saga.  Continue reading

Doctor Strange – Michael Giacchino

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“Dear God, please, let it feature a  score by Chrisopher Young! He’s THE ONE!” Well, that’s shortly summarized how people felt before the newest entry in Marvel’s ever-expanding cinematic universe, “Doctor Strange”, finally received an official composer announcement. Film score enthusiasts and critics in general have always been criticizing the overly generic music dominating the soundscape of the comic movie adaptions’ scores. Because of director Scott Derrickson long-living relationship with Young, having always worked with him as composer on his previous movies, rumours were soon spreading if the producers would really allow such a composer – continuously staying away from working on huge blockbuster projects because of the ultimate lack of creativity given to the composers – to score a high-budget Marvel movie that is “Doctor Strange”. Unfortunately, that did not happen, although one must admit that Young would have been a terrific choice who clearly could have created something special for the film if he only would be given the chance. The fans’ expectations were dominated by the suspicion that the creative team behind the movie would rather want to have another typically RCP-sounding score, infamous for their generic action writing and missing a true musical identity instead of getting an intelligently-structured, well-developed, multi-thematic mystery score. 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

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