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Alexandre Desplat To Compose 2014 'Godzilla' Score

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by Diana Drumm
September 2, 2013 5:06 PM
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Alexander Desplat

If you've been to the movies at all in the past ten years you've heard at least one of Alexandre Desplat's scores. The French composer's filmography ranges from scoring Oscar-bait Brit bio-dramas ("The Queen," "The King's Speech,") to the last two installments of a beloved fantasy series ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" & 'Part 2') to Malick ("The Tree of Life"), Wes Anderson ("Fantastic Mr. Fox," "Moonrise Kingdom") to last year's Best Picture "Argo." Along the way, he has garnered five Oscar nominations but no win as yet. Now, in keeping with the composer's eclectic track record, Legendary has signed Desplat to tackle the upcoming "Godzilla" remake and we can't wait to hear what comes of it. 

Although we have been wary of this latest reboot of the monster-rising-from-the-sea classic from the get-go (Another remake? Did ya'll forget the 1998 bomb? Yada, yada, yada...), this latest news is a glimmer of hope. For the past two years or so, our team has been wading our way through so much "Godzilla" news; from some "Pacific Rim"-related rumors to supposed infighting between producers to the likes of Juliette Binoche and Ken Watanabe joining the cast. Helmed by "Monsters" director Gareth Edwards, "Godzilla" started production back in March and is sticking to their latest March 16, 2014 release date. What do you think? Hopeful with a two-pound bag of salt? Worried that they're adding too much refinement to a B-movie classic? As always, feel free to share your thoughts below.  

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  • Shaun | September 8, 2013 7:48 AMReply

    The thing that worries me about this remake is the possibility that they are trying too hard to make this a "human interest" story. I accept that a general audience will need some characters with whom to identify and care about, but a Godzilla movie is not about the humans, except in a very broad way (i.e., look at what humans have done to mess up themselves and their world). A Godzilla movie is about Godzilla - the power and unstoppable nature of a truly monstrous being walking the Earth. Maybe the movie can be kind of like a "Cloverfield" version of Godzilla, but that is not really what I want to see. Still, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this.

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