Bear McCreary has been tapped to score the upcoming monster movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The film is directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus, Trick ‘r Treat) and stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe, O’Shea Jackson Jr.,  Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch and Ziyi Zhang. The movie follows a group of members of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as they face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. Dougherty also wrote the screenplay with Zach Shields (Krampus) and Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island). Thomas Tull & Jon Jashni are producing the Legendary Entertainment production with Mary Parent (The Revenant, Pacific Rim) and Brian Rogers. Alexandre Desplat composed the music for Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla film. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set to be released on May 31, 2019 by Warner Bros. Pictures. Visit the official movie website for updates.

McCreary also continues to score AMC’s The Walking Dead, Starz’s Outlander and ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The composer’s upcoming feature projects include The Professor and the Madman starring Mel Gibson & Sean Penn, romantic thriller I Still See You starring Bella Thorne (to be released on October 12), the animated feature Animal Crackers (opening in China next weekend) and the thriller Welcome Home starring Aaron Paul & Emily Ratajkowski.

  1. David Coscina says:

    Outstanding. Love the use of Debussy’s Clair De Lune though I could have done without the trailerized version.

  2. Chris Ayres says:

    And he’ll apparently be incorporating the theme from the 1954 movie.