Friday, January 22, 2016

2016: Top Anticipated Scores

It's always fun to look into what films and scores are on the horizon.  2016 is chock full of sequels and more superhero films than you can catch in one summer.  Let's see what's on the radar for a bunch of composers!  Here's the list:   

The Music Behind the Screen's 
Top Anticipated Scores of 2016

1. Alice Through the Looking Glass (Danny Elfman)
One of Elfman's greatest recent highlights was the first Alice in 2010. If this comes close to that score, this will be one of his best.    

2. The BFG (John Williams)
After passing on Bridge of Spies, Williams plans to return with Spielberg for this Roald Dahl adaptation.  Williams has succeeded with several of his past fantasy scores, so this could be no different.

3. The Magnificent Seven (James Horner)
Upon his tragic passing, it was announced that Horner had written a surprise score for Antoine Fugua's remake.  Hard to know what from the score will be used, but this is one last treasure from Horner to hear. 
   
4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Alexandre Desplat)
A Star Wars spinoff without John Williams.  Who knows what we'll hear?!  Let's see what Desplat creates.  

5. Star Trek Beyond (Michael Giacchino)
While Into Darkness might not have been everyone's favorite, Giacchino expanded his Star Trek world, and will hopefully continue the action adventure in the newest installment.

6. Finding Dory (Thomas Newman)
Really unsure how this sequel to 2003's Finding Nemo will go, but I'm happy to see Newman's name listed as composer.  His entry back into the underwater Pixar world is something I can't wait to hear.  

OTHER SCORES TO HEAR IN 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL)
Captain America: Civil War (Henry Jackman)
Doctor Strange [no composer announced]
Fantasic Beasts and Where to Find Them [no composer announced]
 Ghostbusters (Theodore Shapiro)
Hail Caesar! (Carter Burwell)
The Huntsman: Winter’s War (James Newton Howard)
Inferno (Hans Zimmer)
The Jungle Book (John Debney)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (Hans Zimmer)
Moana (Mark Mancina)
The Secret Life of Pets (Alexandre Desplat)
Star Trek Beyond (Michael Giacchino)
X-Men: Apocalypse (John Ottman)
Zootopia (Michael Giacchino)

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