Michael Giacchino to Compose 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Score

May 14, 2013
Source: Twitter

Michael Giacchino

We just got our first official look from the set of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the 2011 hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The first photo from the prequel sequel feature Andy Serkis in his motion capture gear atop a horse, confronting Jason Clarke in the woods. It wasn't much to get excited about, but the sequel is still one of our most anticipated films of 2014, and now it's gotten even better. The Incredibles, Star Trek and Super 8 composer Michael Giacchino will be providing the score for Matt Reeves' film, after previously working with the director on his vampire drama Let Me In. That's some great damn news.

Giacchino confirmed his involvement on Twitter, and we can't wait to hear his score, especially knowing what he's done for blockbusters from J.J. Abrams, Brad Bird and more. In the film, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war to determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Kodi Smit-McPhee and more star in the film arriving on May 23rd, 2014 next summer. Sound good?

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One of the better composers out there. Good news.

DAVIDPD on May 14, 2013


Forsure, he makes BEAUTIFUL music. But the previous ape film I gave a 6/10. Hopefully sequel turns it up a few notches.

mmmmmmmm on May 14, 2013


This is wonderful news! Patrick Doyle did a good job on the first film but I'm anxious to see what Michael can do!

N. on May 14, 2013

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