Burwell has an existing relationship with the director of the final two parts, Bill Condon, having collaborated on "Kinsey" and "Gods And Monsters" and will return to the position after Alexandre Desplat followed him for "New Moon" with Howard Shore stepping in for "Eclipse." Shooting began this past November with all major cast members such as Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, Anna Kendrick and Ashley Greene reprising their roles. The two parts will be shot as one project and will then be respectively released on November 18th, 2011 and November 16th, 2012. And in case you haven't do so already, check out Burwell's score for "True Grit," it's ace.
In other scoring news, Joe Wright regular Dario Marianelli, who took home an Oscar for "Atonement," will be scoring rising helmer Cary Fukunaga's gothic adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre." The story, of course, centers on a young governess who falls in love with her employer but discovers he harbors a dark secret. Fukunaga last collaborated with Marcelo Zarvos for his debut feature film, "Sin Nombre," but has moved on for the adaptation which stars Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell and Sally Hawkins. The film is scheduled to hit on March 11th via Focus Features.
Meanwhile, the somewhat underrated duo of Asche & Spencer ("Monster's Ball") have signed up to score Marc Forster's upcoming Gerard Butler starring vehicle, "Machine Gun Preacher." The team previously worked with Forster on "Monster's Ball," providing some haunting pieces of work. The film follows a former drug dealing biker who becomes a missionary and preacher, founding an orphanage in the Sudan, and a militia to protect the children there. Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon and Kathy Bates co-star. [FilmMusicReporter]