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 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

As you maybe aware, Amazon has acquired the rights to adapt The Lord of the Rings for the princely sum of $250 million. The series is excepted to cost upwards of $1 Billion. So with so much money, will we get a score to match Howard Shore's epic? Will Shore return? Who do you think will score it, if not Shore? And who would be your ideal composer for the project?

Based on the success of Game of Thrones, I think Djawadi is in with a chance. However he doesn't have the musical chops for this series.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   AdoKrycha007   (Member)

Bring back David Arnold, Michael Giacchino & Brian Tyler !

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 6:54 AM   
 By:   jwb   (Member)

Obviously Howard Shore.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   Lewis&Clark   (Member)

Junkie XL!!!!!!











Joke! (XL) wink









 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Bring back David Arnold, Michael Giacchino & Brian Tyler !

Where did Giacchino and Tyler go? I didn't know they went anywhere.


Based on the success of Game of Thrones, I think Djawadi is in with a chance. However he doesn't have the musical chops for this series.


Lets be real, the score will probably be sonic wallpaper.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Morricone wink wink

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

You fucking know it’s going to be Jeff Russo.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

I think James Newton Howard has what it takes. Possibly Elfman. And I'd love to hear what Fenton or Doyle could do with such a large canvas.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   PollyAnna   (Member)

Bear McCreary...

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

I'm definitely hoping for McCreary on this one. Or Wintory.

(Please GOD don't let it be Russo or Djawadi.)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

I think James Newton Howard has what it takes. Possibly Elfman. And I'd love to hear what Fenton or Doyle could do with such a large canvas.

This!

(Please GOD don't let it be Russo or Djawadi.)

This!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

I think James Newton Howard has what it takes. Possibly Elfman. And I'd love to hear what Fenton or Doyle could do with such a large canvas.

I’m in full support of this comment, based on what little we know. I just have no idea what an LOTR TV show would look like (how big the scale, how high the production values, the focus and direction of the story, etc.).

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   Replicant006   (Member)

As much as I love Bear, I'm not sure that he would be a good fit for something this big. I don't think he could bring the majesty and epicness that is needed for Middle Earth. Of course, I found Howard Shore questionable before LOTR and look what happened there - one of the most amazing scores ever composed.

Djawadi might be a good choice. But I think I'd rather see what someone like John Powell could do. And perhaps he would get the okay to work his themes off of the many existing ones from Shore.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I'd also like to mention another name I don't want to see get it: Trevor Morris.

Maybe Shore does the pilot, then he suggests composers. Maybe even Ryan Shore. OR multiple composers like older series and "The Orville".

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Desplat is a contender, riding high, probably a wanted man now with his success, I don't know any on his scores apart from Godzilla, but reviews are making waves.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   fmfan1   (Member)

I would love to hear this scored by Kevin Kaska. Very talented and able to score in a variety of styles and moods. (And I'm assuming not as expensive as some of the more familiar names....)

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

The bigger question is why is Amazon remaking LOTR? Seems like a fool's errand and way too soon.
I've always felt you should only remake things that weren't done right the first time or that technology has advanced so far that you can vastly improve it. Wasn't anybody paying attention when they remade PSYCHO or BEN-HUR? (And yet with BEN-HUR, improved tech did not help a bit...probably even hurt).

Except for the ill-advised "Dwarf tossing" and "mumakil surfing while shooting arrows" scenes, I can't imagine anyone doing LOTR better.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 5:02 PM   
 By:   Washu   (Member)

No, I predict that we will get something in the vein of Ramin Djawadi's Game of Thrones, sadly.

I would bet on Ramin Djawadi if I was forced to bet on a name. Howard Shore or Elliot Goldenthal should score it if I am free to pick freely.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

The bigger question is why is Amazon remaking LOTR? Seems like a fool's errand and way too soon.
I've always felt you should only remake things that weren't done right the first time or that technology has advanced so far that you can vastly improve it. Wasn't anybody paying attention when they remade PSYCHO or BEN-HUR? (And yet with BEN-HUR, improved tech did not help a bit...probably even hurt).

Except for the ill-advised "Dwarf tossing" and "mumakil surfing while shooting arrows" scenes, I can't imagine anyone doing LOTR better.


Yeah, all you gotta do is break up Jackson's LOTR's into one hour episodes and you'll have one or two seasons ready made. wink

I guess the obvious answer is Amazon want's their own "GOT's". But I don't see the point in a direct remake unless they're gonna write original stories with established characters. I also don't get the point of bringing in Jackson. Been there, done that. Hire someone with fresh ideas and artistic vision.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2018 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

The bigger question is why is Amazon remaking LOTR? Seems like a fool's errand and way too soon.


They aren't. The last I heard, the show is a LotR prequel.

 
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