Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino has closed a deal to score “Jurassic World,” the next installment of the hit “Jurassic Park” series, Universal announced Monday.
Colin Trevorrow is directing the epic action-adventure movie from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly.
Since his TV collaborations on “Lost” and “Alias” with J.J. Abrams, Giacchino has become one of the most in-demand composers in Hollywood. He scored both “Star Trek” movies, the last two “Mission: Impossible” movies and such Pixar hits as “The Incredibles,” Ratatouille,” “Cars 2” and “Up,” the latter of which earned him an Academy Award.
“My first stop-motion movies at 9-years-old involved stories where dinosaurs and men were trapped together on long-lost islands or far away planets. My first composing job was to write the score for the Steven Spielberg-produced video game based on the film ‘The Lost World,’ which was one of the earliest console video games to feature an original orchestral score,” said Giacchino. “Having the chance to work on this new movie with the talented director Colin Trevorrow is an incredible opportunity to bring full circle the journey of dinosaurs and film that started in my backyard over 30 years ago.”
“Michael Giacchino is a fiercely creative musical mind and a true ‘Jurassic Park’ fan. While this new score will honor the indelible work of John Williams, our mission is the same as the film itself–to create something bold and new for people who love dinosaurs,” added Trevorrow.
The “Jurassic Park” franchise has grossed more than $1.9 billion worldwide, and Universal will release “Jurassic World” in 3D in June 2015.
Giacchino’s upcoming projects include “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Jupiter Ascending” and Brad Bird‘s “Tomorrowland.” He’s represented by the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency.