After replacing Alexandre Desplat as the composer on the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film back in September, we never heard much from Michael Giacchino about the gig, other than a few tweets. Now the composer has given a little bit of information to THR. It seems due to his hectic schedule, he had to work on his birthday. It was all good though, because Stormtroopers make everything better…
“I didn’t want to go to work that day, but I had to because our schedule was so tight,” said Giacchino. “So I go and sit down and turn on the screen to work and all of these Stormtroopers are running around and I thought to myself, ‘All right this is not a bad birthday.”
For those unfamiliar with Giacchino’s work, he is responsible for the music behind some of your favorite films like The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up, Cars 2, Inside Out, Sky High, John Carter and Tomorrowland.
Giacchino is also currently working on the score for Marvel’s Doctor Strange film.
About Rogue One:
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.