Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, Gladiator, The Dark Knight, Inception) and Lorne Balfe (Mission: Impossible – Fallout, The LEGO Batman Movie) are composing the original music for the upcoming Nat Geo documentary Rebuilding Paradise. The film is directed by Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Solo: A Star Wars Story) and tells the story of the Paradise community as they begin to rebuild their lives following the most destructive wildfire in California history. Howard is also producing the project with Brian Grazer (Empire, 24), Xan Parker, Sara Bernstein and Justin Wilkes (Mars, What Happened, Miss Simone?). Zimmer has previously collaborated with Howard on the features Backdraft, Frost/Nixon, The DaVinci Code, Angels & Demons, Inferno, Rush, as well as The Dilemma (co-scored with Balfe). Balfe has also scored the first two seasons of the Howard-produced Nat Geo series Genius, for which Zimmer provided the main titles theme. Rebuilding Paradise will premiere next month at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and is expected to be released later in 2020 by National Geographic Films.

Zimmer also has Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune coming up. Balfe’s other upcoming feature projects include Bad Boys for Life.

  1. MikeThoma says:

    I already want the soundtrack

    Balfe and Zimmer are a great team