Howard Shore Returning to Score 'The Hobbit' for Peter Jackson
After spending four years on the score to Peter Jackson's masterful adaptation of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, composer Howard Shore is pretty much in tune (no pun intended) with the director's musical desires and how to bring Middle Earth to life through his compositions. Today brings good news for fans of his award winning talents as The Province reports (via ComingSoon) that Shore has revealed that he will indeed return to compose the score for the long-gestating adaptation of The Hobbit. The composer was confirmed to be onboard when Guillermo del Toro was still directing, that was two years ago, and a lot has changed since then. Read on!
It's good news to hear that there will be yet another element to unify the stories of The Lord of the Rings with The Hobbit through the talents responsible for bringing the books to the big screen. Shore told The Province, "We've talked about making these movies for many years, at least since 2002. It looks like finally it's going to be happening. I'll be working on it for the next three years. It's going to consume a lot of my time and work now." Hopefully those three years of hard work will result in yet another masterful score for this long awaited motion picture event. Glad to have Howard Shore heading back to Middle Earth?