Tuesday, April 21, 2009
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT to score the sequel to "TWILIGHT", called "NEW MOON"
According to Carter Burwell, the composer who has scored the previous teenage vampire p$$n movie, Twilight, he won't be returning to the scoring duties for the 2nd movie in the franchise, but french composer of the Curious case of Benjamin Button - Alexandre Desplat, will instead.
New Moon (also known as The Twilight Saga: New Moon or Twilight 2) is an upcoming romantic-fantasy film scheduled for release on November 20, 2009. It is based on the novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer and is the sequel to 2008's Twilight, which is based on Meyer's previous novel. Directed by Chris Weitz, the film will star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, reprising their roles as Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black, respectively. Melissa Rosenberg returns as the screenwriter for the film. She handed in a draft of the film script during the opening weekend of Twilight. Summit Entertainment greenlit the sequel in late November 2008, following the early success of Twilight.
The talk about Alexandre Desplat taking over the scoring duties for the sequel, comes from a recent interview with Carter Burwell, which you can read as a whole here.
Further confirmation comes from upcomingfilmscores.blogspot.com