With only three months to go until the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, original composer Alexandre Desplat has left the project!
The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Oscar winning composer Michael Giacchino will be taking over for Alexandre Desplat, to compose the score for Disney and Lucasfilm's highly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
According to the report from THR, the recent reshoots may be behind the switch:
The reshoots also altered the scoring calendar and Desplat, who won an Oscar for The Grand Budapest Hotel, was no longer available. Disney and Lucasfilm then turned to Giacchino, who has a long relationship with the studio and its various divisions.
The good news is that Giacchino is no stranger to blockbuster films of this scale and should be able to handle the work load. The acclaimed composer has recently scored the incredible 2009 Star Trek reboot and several Pixar animation films like The Incredibles, among many others.
While the report seems to down play any type of controversy behind the scenes between original composer Desplat and Disney, Its always a little concerning, when a gigantic film like this replaces such a crucial element to the film so late in the game.
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