Academy Award Nominee Alexandre Desplat is Scoring ‘Godzilla’

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It’s been a long time since we had Matthew Broderick chase a lizard through the city of Manhattan. I’m willing to bet that most people have long forgotten about that ridiculous version of Godzilla that hit theaters so many years ago. Now, it’s almost 2014, and the future is looking very bright for the world’s most iconic cinematic monster.

The new film inherited a strong producer in Frank Darabont, who gave us such classics as The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. A fresh promising director named Gareth Edwards, who surprised indie crowds with his low budget hit Monsters. Round it out with a solid cast, with names like Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, and Aaron Johnson, and you have a damn fine start to a reboot of Godzilla.

godzilla 2014 scoreWell, it just keeps getting better for this production, because a multiple Oscar nominated composer has just signed to score the movie. Film Music Reporter  broke the news saying French composer Alexandre Desplat has been hired to write the music for Godzilla. Most people will find his sound recognizable from prestigious efforts such as The Tree of Life, The King’s Speech, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1 & 2. Pretty strong archive to say the least.

The hiring of Alexandre Desplat says a ton about the quality of the film. Desplat is not a name you usually bring on unless you have a script that requires a certain emotion in a scene. Basically, if ’98 Godzilla was the Batman & Robin to the property, then this very well could be Godzilla’s much needed version of Batman Begins.

What do you think about an Oscar nominated composer scoring the 2014 Godzilla? The film will attack theatrical audiences May 16th, 2014!

Source: Film Music Reporter

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John "D-Rock" Dotson
is a film critic and film-maker from Dallas, Texas. He attended Midwestern State University where he received a Bachelor's in Business Administration in the field of Marketing. He's a huge lover of all things cinema... except The Last Airbender. Follow him on Twitter @DRockDot
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