ramin-djawadiRamin Djawadi has signed on to score the upcoming fantasy adventure Warcraft. The film directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) is based on the popular video game series of the same title and stars Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell and Rob Kazinsky. The movie is being described as an origin story and chronicles how the the humans and orcs came into conflict. Jones has also co-written the screenplay with Charles Leavitt (Blood DiamondK-PaxThe Mighty). Thomas Tull & Jon Jashni (Godzilla300: Rise of an Empire42) are producing the project for Legendary Pictures, alongside Charles Roven (The Dark KnightMan of SteelAmerican Hustle) and Alex Gartner (Get Smart) for Atlas Entertainment. Djawadi has previously scored last year’s Pacific Rim, 2010’s Clash of the Titans, as well as this year’s Dracula Untold for Legendary. Warcraft is set to be released on March 11, 2016 by Universal Pictures.

Djawadi’s latest feature project Dracula Untold opens nationwide this weekend. The composer also continues to score HBO’s Game of Thrones, which will return for a fifth season in 2015, CBS’ Person of Interest, which currently airs Tuesday nights and FX’s The Strain, which has been renewed for a second season to premiere next year.

  1. Macejko says:

    This feels like a dream. I don’t want to wake up. This is literally the best news ever!!!

  2. Quppa says:

    Was really hoping for a score by either Clint Mansell or Glenn Stafford and co (Blizzard’s composers).

  3. Shay says:

    What, no Russell Brower?

    • JohnR says:

      Because he is just the audio director for wow. Neal acree would be the perfect choice for the movie.

  4. Harbour says:

    Sounds like fail for me. They have the brilliant guys who created Warlords of Draenor soundtrack, but choose instead Djawadi. I like Pacific Rim Ost, but they already have the guys who created masterpiece WoW Osts!!! Why? Why bosses ignore those who fit the Warcraft Movie’s Music perfectly?

    • b says:

      Do they keep them chined in the basement? What do mean they HAVE them? Also this is a film, made by a director, film producers, and a studio. Hiring Ramin was probably a no brainer for the lot of them.

  5. Keira says:

    YES!! As much as I think Blizzard’s own composers are excellent for the games, Ramin Djawadi is my favourite composer right now. I’m really happy about this.

  6. Darren says:

    Yes! Great news!

  7. Roger says:

    NOOOO!

  8. Bulliwyfthetank says:

    Should have been Russell Brower working on this… you know, the guy that actually composed the music in the game.

    No offense to Ramin Djawadi, but don’t fix what isn’t broken.

    • JohnR says:

      Neal Acree does most of the music in wow. There are like six composers for wow. Russel brower is the audio directer.

      • Brian says:

        Russell Brower composed masterpieces such as Invincible and Totems of the Grizzlemaw.

  9. JohnR says:

    Neal Acree would have been a dream…. But i guess there fucked it up.

  10. JohnR says:

    Ok i just found out that he did the music for clash of the titans… So this might actually be good.

    • Macejko says:

      He did much more than just that. Listen to Game of Thrones and be amazed 🙂

  11. saeed says:

    Ramin is a young and Genius composer that nobody can deny his excellent works for pacific and Dracula and GOT so i think he is a good choice for my favorite movie that based on my favorite game. He is good for epic movies we saw it before so i am not worry about the music but about the actors …!!

  12. mary warner says:

    I hope they use the same songs already in game.

  13. Chris says:

    WTF?! Jason Hayes should be the composer!

  14. elderkorso says:

    Movies require cue-composition, which isn’t easy if the composer isn’t specialized for it. Aside from the short cinematics in WoW, the music is atmospheric, and doesn’t directly correlate with what’s going on visually. I’m just glad the choice in music comp is up to professionals and not the fans, otherwise we’d end up with a mess… albeit, a faithful mess.