January 8, 2009

Upcoming Film Scores

Upcoming Film Scores has posted their list of 10 highly anticipated scores for 2009. The list looks pretty darn good. Although, all I really hope for is that it is more memorable than 2008. It is not that it was a bad year for scores, but I did not find many to be all that memorable. Of course, I just may not have been paying close enough attention.

The list contains some pretty exciting films that should provide some grand theatrical music, from James Horner's Avatar to Alan Silvestri's GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra to Danny Elfman's Wolfman (a film that was pushed from April to November).

However, my most highly anticipated score of their top ten is Michael Giacchino's Star Trek. I am very much looking forward to his take on the classic theme and where he takes it in JJ Abrams' revisionist take on the long running franchise. I have really enjoyed the work he has done for the likes of Lost, Alias, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and Mission:Impossible III.

Other scores I have hopes for include Steve Jablonsky for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, his score for the first film is fantastic, and Javier Navarrete for The New Daughter, a thriller with Kevin Costner from the writer of [rec]. I love Navarrete's work on Pan's Labyrinth, simply outstanding.

If nothing else, we should get some good music!


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