Alexandre Desplat Scoring Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
Although John Williams hasn't scored a Harry Potter film since Prisoner of Azkaban, I had always hoped that he would return to finish out the epic series. However, the odds of that now happening have seemingly decreased by 100% as the Harry Potter fansite Mugglenet uncovered info buried in a post at Film Score Daily that composer Alexandre Desplat will be behind the music for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. Most recently he has scored Un Prophete, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Ghost Writer. It's important to note that at this point Desplat has only signed on for Part I, so Part II might be up for grabs.
Desplat showed some great talent in his work on Fantastic Mr. Fox and Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Unfortunately, I don't recall the music that well in his scoring of Julie & Julia because the food was a huge distraction, at times even competing with a splendid performance from Meryl Streep. Alex also mentioned he loved his scores for Un Prophete and Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer. However, I'm still hoping that Williams will return for Deathly Hallows: Part II. Hopefully his work on The Adventures of Tintin won't stop him from returning to this franchise. Do you want John Williams or Alexandre Desplat to finish the very last movie?