Brad Bird has confirmed in recent interview with THR that Michael Giacchino (UpLostThe Batman, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Jurassic WorldRogue One: A Star Wars Story) will compose the original music for the director’s next animated feature, Ray Gunn. The movie is being described as a “detective film in an alternate future” and has been in development since 1990s. Bird (The Iron Giant) co-wrote the original screenplay with Matthew Robbins (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Mimic). Lasseter (Toy Story, Cars), David Ellison (Top Gun: Maverick, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Dana Goldberg (The Old Guard, The Tomorrow War) are producing the project for Skydance Animation. Giacchino has previously scored Bird’s last five features, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Tomorrowland and Incredibles 2 and has also been working with the filmmaker on an untitled musical project. No release date has been announced for Ray Gunn, but a release in 2023 or 2024 is expected.

As previously reported, Giacchino also has Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins coming up.

  1. David says:

    Giacchino’s output, with a few exceptions, has been middling since about 2013, but his collaborations with Bird constitute some of my favourite soundtracks from any composer. Looking forward to this.