Michael Giacchino has been hired to score the upcoming animated adventure comedy Extinct. He will be co-scoring the project with his son, Mick Giacchino. The film is directed by David Silverman (The Simpsons Movie, Monsters, Inc.) and features the voices of Adam Devine, Rachel Bloom, Zazie Beetz, Ken Jeong, Jim Jefferies, Catherine O’Hara, Reggie Watts and Alex Borstein. The movie follows two donut-shaped animals called flummels as they accidentally time-travel from 1835 to modern-day Shanghai where they discover traffic, trans fats, and the fact that flummels have become extinct. Joel Cohen, John Frink & Rob LaZebnik (The Simpsons) are writing the screenplay for the Chinese/American co-production, which is produced by China Lion, HB Wink, Huayi Tencent Entertainment, and Tolerable Entertainment. No word yet on a release date for Extinct.

As previously reported, Giacchino (Up, Lost, Star Trek, The Incredibles, Jurassic World, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming) also has Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit and Brandon Trost’s An American Pickle (co-scored with Nami Melumad) coming up.

  1. Jules says:

    interesting that Giachino seems to have chosen this year to explore comedy. Premise sounds hilarious though!