John Williams Scoring Spielberg's Adventures of Tintin
We've reached a new era of journalism where composer announcements get as much exposure as casting. We all know Steven Spielberg is hard at work on his next project, The Adventures of Tintin, but it doesn't have a lot of buzz yet. But one bit of news that may change that is that the legendary John Williams will be scoring the movie. Besides the most recent Indiana Jones movie, Williams hasn't scored anything big (or new) since Munich in 2005. Although he is basically Spielberg's personal composer, so this shouldn't be too big of a shocker. It's just an interesting realization regarding the scope of the project.
This news comes from the Upcoming Film Scores blog (via SlashFilm), where they claim that Williams' agent confirmed their scoop. I don't think I need to go over Williams' past scores, because anyone who reads this site should immediately recognize his Indiana Jones and Star Wars themes. As mentioned earlier, though, Williams' last few scores have only been for Spielberg's movies - The Terminal, War of the Worlds, Munich, Indiana Jones, and so on, give or take Memoirs of a Geisha and Star Wars. So basically, even if The Adventures of Tintin doesn't turn out that great, at least it'll have a wonderful soundtrack!