Lorne Balfe (The LEGO Batman Movie, Terminator Genisys, The Crown, Home) has recently composed the score for the upcoming sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim Uprising. The film is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil, Spartacus) and stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day. The movie follows Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, as he reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots against a new Kaiju threat. Thomas Tull & Jon Jashni  (GodzillaThe Great WallWarcraft) and Mary Parent (The Revenant) are producing the Legendary Entertainment production with Guillermo del Toro (HellboyPan’s Labyrinth) who helmed the 2013 original film (scored by Ramin Djawadi), as well as Boyega & Femi Oguns. John Paesano was originally scoring the sequel and recorded his music at the Synchron Stage in Vienna last fall. Pacific Rim Uprising will be released on March 23, 2018 by Universal Pictures. Visit the official movie website for updates.

Balfe’s recent projects include 12 Strong, which is currently playing in theaters nationwide. His other upcoming projects also include the documentary Studio 54, which just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Rob Cohen’s The Hurricane Heist and the second seasons of Nat Geo’s Genius and ITV’s Marcella.

  1. Block-Busted says:

    Wait, what happened to Paesano’s score?

    • Chris Ayres says:

      The report says that he recorded his score, so I guess the producers or whoever just didn’t like it.

      • Marcus says:

        reshoots, over budget, composer change, sounds like they are trying to fix something…..like a shit film

  2. Lellone says:

    Enough with Zimmerclones!

    • Michael says:

      I agree. But Balfe has been Zimmer’s biggest collaborator in the past 10 years (most of the work in The Dark Knight Rises came from him) so he’s not another Zimmer student that gets to score blockbusters out of nowhere.

      Plus, the original score was by Djawadi so they don’t have a lot of improve and it’s more likely that Balfe will keep his theme.

      • Justin says:

        I just don’t care for Balfe’s work. Having said that, he’s actually a step up from Paesano (based on everything I’;ve sampled from him).

  3. Everan says:

    This wil lbe much better than what Paesano would’ve done. He’s good but for big blockbusters like this, nope.

    • Johanes says:

      Disagree, Paesano scores for Maze Runner films are epic!! He has a more traditional sound which in my opinion is better than all this electronic/rock hybrid sound.

    • Tim says:

      Disagree, Balfe is a step down from Paesano. Library Music, might as well be scored by Bleeding Fingers

  4. Justin says:

    Plus, in the end you know, it’s not like it’s Jerry Goldsmith (if he was still alive); giving it all he got and creating an amazing score. We’ll get a mediocre three-score star at BEST.

  5. Andy says:

    I love Balfes music and don’t understand some of the extreme comments!! He is the next Elfman or Zimmer

    • Justin says:

      “He is the next Elfman or Zimmer”

      Talk about extreme comments!

  6. BB says:

    It’s official. Hollywood is devoid of composers

  7. Rian says:

    Great news . Balfe is one of the best composers at the moment.looking forward to this score

  8. Andy filmmusic says:

    Balfe is constantly amazing me with his scores . There are very few such versatile composers