Alexandre Desplat is Scoring Twilight Saga: New Moon?!
Some heartbreaking news today. French composer Alexandre Desplat will be scoring The Twilight Saga: New Moon. The news was confirmed by the Upcoming Film Scores blog, where they say that Desplat has a working relationship with director Chris Weitz. Why is this heartbreaking? Because Desplat is one of the finest composers working today and I was hoping there wouldn't be anything that would actually interest me in New Moon. Desplat will be replacing Carter Burwell, who provided the score for the first Twilight last year. I actually liked Burwell's score, it was probably the best part of that entire movie.
Desplat received Oscar nominations for his scores to The Queen and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button most recently. He has also composed the scores for Stephen Gaghan's Syriana, John Curran's The Painted Veil, Ang Lee's Lust, Caution, and Chris Weitz's The Golden Compass. He is currently working on Julie & Julia, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life. He does some incredible work and I've loved most of his scores. It'll be interesting to see how much work Desplat does for New Moon, considering Twilight featured mostly pop songs and only the occasional orchestral score (with also Bella's Lullaby).