With every piece that’s added to the equation, Jurassic World is shaping up to be more and more exciting. As if the fact there’s going to be another movie with awesome dinosaurs wasn’t enough, the film has a great director, a talented cast, and Steven Spielberg on board as an executive producer. Now, that team has added an Oscar-winning composer in Michael Giacchino.
Giacchino won an Academy Award for Up and was nominated for his work on Ratatouille, but he also composed Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Super 8, Lost, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and plenty of other films that were underlined by powerful music.
Of course, it’s just about impossible to compete with John Williams’ original Jurassic Park score. His theme gives me chills with just a few notes, and in my opinion there really aren’t too many pieces of film music that compare. Still, if someone is going to properly pay tribute to the magic of Williams’ compositions, Giacchino is the man for the job.
Fun fact, Giacchino says that his first real gig as a composer was doing the score for the Steven Spielberg-produced video game based on The Lost World. If that doesn’t make him an excellent choice for this job, I don’t know what would. He’s also a self-proclaimed lifelong dinosaur fan (though what boy who grew up in the late 1900s isn’t?).
Colin Trevorrow, the film’s director, said that their goal with this new score is to honor William’s work while still trying to create something bold and new for people who love dinosaurs. Sounds good, right?
Filming for Jurassic World is currently underway with a cast that includes Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson and a bunch of dinosaurs. It stomps into theaters on June 12th, 2015.