Lorne Balfe has taken over scoring duties on the upcoming sci-fi action movie Terminator Genisys. Hans Zimmer will serve as the executive music producer according to the film’s new international poster. The film is directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World, Game of Thrones) and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith, Lee Byung-hun, Dayo Okeniyi, Courtney B. Vance, Sandrine Holt and J. K. Simmons. The movie follows John Connor as he sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future and finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past.. Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine) have written the screenplay. David Ellison & Dana Goldberg (World War Z, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, I Am Legend) are producing the project. Balfe is taking over from composer Christophe Beck who was originally attached to score the film. Terminator: Genisys is set to be released on July 1, 2015 by Paramount Pictures. To learn more about the film, visit the official movie website.
Balfe whose recent projects include DreamWorks Animation’s Home and Penguins of Madagascar also has the NBC event series A.D. and the thriller Captive coming up. He also scored the thriller Bone in the Throat, which just premiered this past week at the SXSW Film Festival.