now-is-goodMichael Giacchino confirmed on Twitter that he will be scoring the upcoming sci-fi sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The film is directed by Matt Reeves who previously collaborated with the composer on Let Me In and Cloverfield. The sequel stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Kodi-Smit McPhee, Keri Russell and Gary Oldman. While no specific plot details have been revealed yet, the film is said to be set 15 years after the events of the 2011 film and follows Caesar who is trying to maintain dominance over his kingdom, and the scientists struggling to survive in San Francisco. Peter Chernin & Dylan Clarke (Oblivion, The Heat) and screenwrites Amanda Silver & Rick Jaffa are producing the project. The original 2011 film featured a score by Patrick Doyle. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is set to be released on May 23, 2014 by 20th Century Fox.

Giacchino’s other upcoming projects also include the Wachowski siblings Jupiter Ascending and Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland. The composer’s latest score for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness was just released digitally this week.

  1. ed says:

    He was an obvious choice from the beginning, looking at his past work with Reeves. Will be interesting to see what he comes up with; maybe a little bit of the atonal that Goldsmith delivered all those years ago.

    I never minded Doyle’s attempts, but as with ‘Thor’, he is leaning heavily towards that Zimmer sound that most studios tend to rely on these days.

  2. Macejko says:

    Yeah, let’s take the best part of the first movie and replace it. Patrick Doyle is far, far better composer than Giacchino, and saying he is relying on “Zimmer sound” is just plain stupid. I’m now a lot less interested in a final movie.