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Michael Giacchino scoring John Carter of Mars

03.11.2010

Fresh off his recent Oscar win for UP, composer extraordinaire Michael Giacchino's next project will be sci-fi epic JOHN CARTER OF MARS, according to MovieScore Magazine.

The film is being directed by Pixar vet Andrew Stanton, who was behind WALL-E and FINDING NEMO, which makes the connection to Giacchino a little more obvious. Giacchino is no stranger to sci-fi, as he did the fast-paced score of STAR TREK and has done a ton of work on LOST as well. He's fast become one of my favorite composers, and I wouldn't be surprised if the man ends up being this era's John Williams based on his current trajectory.

JOHN CARTER, the story of the Civil War vet escaping giant green aliens to find the Princess of Helium, has been shooting since January, and stars Taylor Kitsch as the titular Carter. The film has a pretty stacked cast as Mark Strong, Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, Dominic West, Polly Walker, Thomas Hayden Church, Samantha Morton and Lynn Collins are all on board as well. And now with Giacchino’s involvement? That’s just icing on the cake.

Extra Tidbit: What’s your favorite Giacchino track? Here’s mine.

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7:58PM on 03/11/2010
I love Giacchino's work, and look forward to any new score of his. He's one of my favorite composers working today. But no one will ever replace John Williams. I hope we are blessed with many more years with Williams so that we get some new scores from him.
I love Giacchino's work, and look forward to any new score of his. He's one of my favorite composers working today. But no one will ever replace John Williams. I hope we are blessed with many more years with Williams so that we get some new scores from him.
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7:12PM on 03/11/2010
Another reason to look forward to this film.

And I agree with j-hern, the ending score of Cloverfield was so damned epic that my friends and I stayed in the theater until the credits were over, just to hear the rest of the music. We cheered out loud when we saw that it was called "Roar!" Plus, since the film was "found footage," that was the only original music in it, which is pretty awesome.
Another reason to look forward to this film.

And I agree with j-hern, the ending score of Cloverfield was so damned epic that my friends and I stayed in the theater until the credits were over, just to hear the rest of the music. We cheered out loud when we saw that it was called "Roar!" Plus, since the film was "found footage," that was the only original music in it, which is pretty awesome.
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5:59PM on 03/11/2010

Up and Star Trek...

... had the best scores of the last year. Everyone tries to imitate John Williams, and perhaps to some extent he does too, but damn, I want him to score every big blockbuster.
... had the best scores of the last year. Everyone tries to imitate John Williams, and perhaps to some extent he does too, but damn, I want him to score every big blockbuster.
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5:54PM on 03/11/2010
His music on LOST hits the spot every single time.. his themes from Locke's episode walkabout and when the raft is launched are some of the best music I've heard in tv or film.
His music on LOST hits the spot every single time.. his themes from Locke's episode walkabout and when the raft is launched are some of the best music I've heard in tv or film.
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4:36PM on 03/11/2010

Love Giacchino!

I feel like hes going to be the John Williams of his generation. If you havnt seen it, check out his Speed Racer score its phenomenal. Hes great with Lost too.
I feel like hes going to be the John Williams of his generation. If you havnt seen it, check out his Speed Racer score its phenomenal. Hes great with Lost too.
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4:36PM on 03/11/2010
Love the guy. He had the best acceptance speech of the entire oscars the other day!
Love the guy. He had the best acceptance speech of the entire oscars the other day!
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4:22PM on 03/11/2010

Great composer

My favorite track of his was the epic monster homage that he did at the end of Cloverfield.
My favorite track of his was the epic monster homage that he did at the end of Cloverfield.
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4:13PM on 03/11/2010
Giacchino's score for The Incredibles was robbed of an Oscar. Not even nominated! Robbery! Highway robbery!
Giacchino's score for The Incredibles was robbed of an Oscar. Not even nominated! Robbery! Highway robbery!
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3:33PM on 03/11/2010
I just found out about how awesome this guy was. I love the work on Lost. When I saw Up I was amazed at how good the score was. So when I looked up who it was and saw he does Lost as well, I realized how good this guy is. I think he will be the next generations John Williams.
I just found out about how awesome this guy was. I love the work on Lost. When I saw Up I was amazed at how good the score was. So when I looked up who it was and saw he does Lost as well, I realized how good this guy is. I think he will be the next generations John Williams.
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3:00PM on 03/11/2010
If nothing else, we should have a memorable score from Giacchino. Up and Star Trek both had fantastic scores; not forgetting the excellent work Giacchino has been doing on Lost.
If nothing else, we should have a memorable score from Giacchino. Up and Star Trek both had fantastic scores; not forgetting the excellent work Giacchino has been doing on Lost.
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