itBenjamin Wallfisch has been hired to score the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s It. The film is directed by Andrés Muschietti (Mama) and stars Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jack Dylan Grazer. The movie based on King’s bestselling novel centers on seven children known as The Losers Club who come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise. Barbara Muschietti (Mama), Roy Lee (The Lego Movie), Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes), David Katzenberg (The Goldbergs) and Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) are producing the New Line Cinema production. It will be released on September 8, 2017 by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Wallfisch (Hidden FiguresA Cure for Wellness, Lights Out) has previously scored New Line’s Lights Out and recently recorded his score for the studio’s upcoming horror sequel Annabelle 2.

  1. Bernd-Helmut Heine says:

    Hmm, I thought Muschietti would hire Velazquez again, but I´m fine with Wallfisch as well.

  2. Alec says:


    Wallfisch and horror have not mixed well so far. Both Lights Out and A Cure For Wellness have terribly bland scores.

    • Erick says:

      I agree!

      Disappointing to say the least. This story in particular needs a highly talented composer. It’s sooo important and I’m not sure this guy has the chops for this one. Listened to his recent work and it’s certainly bland and devoid of any discernible melodies. No tune that I can hum.

      • Michael says:

        “No tune that I can hum” Because the original It score had tunes you could hum, right? Also, A Cure For Wellness was a melodic and thematic Gothic score. Becuase you couldn’t remember it, it doesn’t mean that it was bad.

        • Alec says:

          Actually yes! I can hum Richard Bellis’ score. I remember most of the themes from that film.

          Play the damn score and I can tell you exactly where it was happening .

          Go listen to Wallfisch’ Lights Out score and tell me where it happens. I can’t because it’s that noneventful of a score. That which I can remember was wildly derivative and sounded much more akin to Steve Jablonsky’s A Nightmare on Elm Street Remake score.

  3. Marvin says:

    Joseph Bishara deserved Wallfisch’s spot in this movie, but, who knows, we’ll see, and hear.