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 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   akhnaton   (Member)

Thoughts please ?

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

More importantly, who will score the Land Before Time sequels? frown

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I'd wish it to be someone like James Newton Howard (in 90's mode), but I expect it will be Zimmer (who will probably just bag the gig, then farm it out to his many cohorts).
In my dreams, Bruce Broughton, Lee Holdridge, John Scott, David Newman or Cliff Eidelman get the job (and then in reality, phone-in a drone-in RC effort to appease the producers!!).
Pessimistic much?

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Go to answer is Robert Folk. John Debney if he can get into his "Lair" mode.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

More importantly, who will score the Land Before Time sequels? frown

I assume your being facetious since Horner didn't score any of the direct to video sequels.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   Washu   (Member)

The Damaged Snake in the Pit.

On a more serious note, I do think Hans Zimmer (and his associates) will do it, sadly (I don't have anything against Zimmer, but I don't want him to take over yet another franchise).

I hope he will go for Elliot Goldenthal. James Newton Howard would be fine. Howard Shore would be interesting as well. Also Yoko Kanno, Taro Iwashiro, Yugo Kanno and Naoki Sato, but we all know that won't happen because that is too far outside the box.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

Easy fix: make no Avatar sequels!

Since that won't happen, I vote James Newton Howard.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Martin B.   (Member)

John Debney if he can get into his "Lair" mode.

Oh yes

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Martin B.   (Member)

double post

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Well Cameron worked with Alan Silvestri on The Abyss so that's a possibility, although an Avatar movie would be a bit of a stretch for Silvestri (and I say that as a fan of the composer).

Personally I would love, love love John Powell to do it!

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

Where's James Horner's rejected score for Piranha 2: The Spawning? frown

(Okay, okay, I'll stop. razz I know, I'm not funny)

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

If it were up to me Geoff Knorr and Grant Kirkhope would score it!


 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Well, in the last thread we had on this (I think we have three to five threads on it now):

I posted this and I still think it's a good idea:

I completely forgot about Don Davis. He's been brought up before as having ghostwritten large parts of(?) one of Horner's scores (an animated film as I recall). Plus all his orchestration. Then of course there's JAC Redford, who's orchestrated for James in the past. Get Davis for the score, bring in a familiar orchestrator, and that group of musicians Horner worked with on some films (I forget their name; something like Incontention), and there's probably a solid winning combination. I seriously can't iamgine Cameron going wrong with something like that.

Incantation was the group of musicians I could not recall the name of.

The animated film I couldn't recall the name of at the time was "We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story".

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

My avatar says it all....

....or David Arnold....

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Don Davis using Horner's themes.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   Chabudai Joe   (Member)

Alan Silvestri.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

More importantly, who will score the Land Before Time sequels? frown

I assume your being facetious since Horner didn't score any of the direct to video sequels.

Not exactly the point anyone is making, but recently my kids were watching a DTV sequel of AN AMERICAN TAIL (something about union busting, SRSLY U GUYZ) and I kept my ear on it, curious to hear how the music was handled. It was a mixture of a surprisingly decent new score with a healthy dose of tracked Horner cues from the first movie. If memory serves, the LAND BEFORE TIME sequels were handled in much the same way.

As for AVATAR 2, I would think that there's a strong case to be made for Silvestri. My own personal choice would be for Abel Korzeniowski to get a chance to work out his BATTLE FOR TERRA muscles again.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 12:56 PM   

Alan Silvestri id say.Cameron prefers to work with those that can put up with his tantrums.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   Randy Watson   (Member)

As much as I love Silvestri, I just don't see his style fit with a film like Avatar.

James Newton Howard has the right musical vocabulary but overall I find him to be a bit too much of a journeyman. His music is always adequate but he rarely blows me away (but when he does, he really shines).

I think Zimmer could also deliver something amazing if he were to take his time, like Horner did with the first one (and this coming from someone who hasn't been impressed by Zimmer in some time).

But hey, for all we know Cameron brings back Brad Fiedel

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Matt B   (Member)

Surprised no one has said Joel McNeely yet. Cameron has worked with him several times before, and he'd be more than up to the challenge of creating a Horner-esque score with an identity of its own.

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