Michael Giacchino Set to Score Rogue One

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If you have been following the production process for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, then you probably know that score for the film was supposed to be composed by Alexandre Desplat.  That is until reshoots happened.

In a move sort of out of left field, Lucasfilm has replaced Alexandre Desplat with Michael Giacchino, because of reshoots on the movie.  That is according to website THR.

But the reshoots also altered the scoring calendar and Desplat, who won an Oscar for The Grand Budapest Hotel, was no longer available. Disney and Lucasfilm then turned to Giacchino, who has a long relationship with the studio and its various divisions.

Here is what the composer had to say about the new gig, via his official Twitter account.

 

 

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.

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