Composer News: Giacchino Lands 'Jupiter Ascending', Desplat on 'The Monuments Men'
Whoa. Some big news to report on two outstanding composers and two of our highly anticipated upcoming movies. First up, it has been confirmed that French composer Alexandre Desplat (coming off of Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Rust & Bone, Moonrise Kingdom) will be scoring George Clooney's The Monuments Men. As our own Ethan already pointed out, if this isn't a sign that the film is a 2014 Oscar heavyweight, then I don't know what is. Secondly, one of our other favorite composers, Michael Giacchino, has secured another big sci-fi scoring job after he finishes work on J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness this summer.
It's Film Music Reporter (via The Film Stage) that is reporting Giacchino will be scoring the Wachowskis' new sci-fi Jupiter Ascending. Uh, hell yes this news is totally awesome! To me, this seems like Giacchino might've recognized he won't be doing Star Wars with Abrams (since John Williams is probably coming back) and decided to take the offer on other big sci-fi projects like Jupiter Ascending. Giacchino did work with the Wachowskis on the Speed Racer score, one of my favorites as well (I even own a copy), and I've got a feeling Jupiter Ascending is going to be insanely epic, though we have no idea. Clooney's The Monuments Men arrives in theaters December 2013, while the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending is scheduled for 2014.