Composer Michael Giacchino is literally everywhere. Having grappled with filling John Williams’s shoes for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Giacchino has decided to return to another Williams original and write the score for the Jurassic World 2, adding the film to an ever-growing resume of big budget blockbusters.
Giacchino already wrote the score for the first Jurassic World, so it’s not a surprise that he’s decided to return to the fray. What is (mildly) surprising is how much this guy works, with numerous credits on films from this year alone. He recently worked on Doctor Strange, before which he was writing the latest Star Trek and the soundtrack for Zootopia. He’s one of Pixar’s major composers, too, having written the score for The Incredibles and Up. He’s also supposed to be doing the score for Spider-Man Homecoming, The Book of Henry, War for the Planet of the Apes and The Incredibles 2 which means…well, it means that he’s writing pretty much non-stop.
The composer seems to be making a career out of putting his own stamp on the themes of others, as he tries so earnestly to mimic and then manipulate the various sounds of composers like Williams and John Barry. That’s not a knock against him though – working with concepts and themes those guys established, and then managing to create something new but aesthetically similar, is a very tough job, and he seems to excel at it.
Jurassic World 2, and many other Giacchino compositions, will be hitting theatres before you know it. Tell us, which of his upcoming scores are you most excited to hear? Sound off down below and let us know!