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 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

A question asked on another board got me thinking. Obviously not all composer assignments are in, and there will be changes and new and surprises, but for now my top 10 looks something like this:

1) How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Powell

2) Wolf Totem - Horner - Say what you will about the man, his music regularly speaks to my soul and my imagination in ways rarely matched by most of his peers in the business.

3) Jupiter Ascending - Giacchino - Curious about his Planet of the Apes score too, but his previous score with the Wachowskis remains one of my favorites by him so I can't wait to hear this one.

4) A Million Ways to Die in the West - McNeely - Again, say what you will about MacFarlane, but he's got good taste in movie music, and it'll be nice to see McNeely on a higher profile assignment.

5) The Hobbit: There and Back Again - Shore

6) The Legend of Hercules - Kantelinen - The movie looks incredible awful, but I'm always curious to hear what Kantelinen comes up with.

7) Beware the Night - Young - I'm a little wary of another Young score in such familiar territory, but the guy's been moving from strength to strength as far as my ears are concerned.

8) The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box - Velázquez - Another family adventure film from Velázquez? Count me in!

9) Big Eyes - Elfman - This looks like a perfect project for Elfman to sink his teeth into and give us something both intimate and weighty.

10) 1864 - Beltrami - And this looks like the perfect opportunity for Beltrami to spread his wings and give us something magnificent.

Also interested in:
Maleficent - Howard - A few years ago this would have made my top 10 and I have high hopes still!

Winter's Tale - Zimmer - Here's hoping for something beautiful Also curious about his Spider-Man.

The LEGO Movie - Mothersbaugh - From the team that brough us Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, this should be a fun score.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Tyler
Noah - Mansell
Fury - Price
Who they will get to score Big Hero 6
Who they will get to score Hercules - Ratner's a crap director but he generally gets good scores!

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

In no particular order:

- Alexandre Desplat: THE MONUMENTS MEN
- Patrick Doyle: JACK RYAN
- Alexandre Desplat: HOTEL GRAND BUDAPEST
- ?: CAPTAIN AMERICA - WINTER SOLDIER
- Hans Zimmer: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
- John Ottman: X-MEN - DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
- Michael Giacchino: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
- Hans Zimmer: INTERSTELLAR

anything by Marco Beltrami

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

- Patrick Doyle: JACK RYAN

I love Doyle but I don't know what to expect here! Early talks about the approach they were taking didn't sound that good, but recent reports of the music sounds great. This is probably actually in my top 10 come to think of it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Anything by Alexandre Desplat!

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

For me, just There and Back Again, plus all 4 of Giacchino's 2014 scores (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Jupiter Ascending, This Is Where I Leave You, and Tomorrowland).

Beyond that, hopefully John Williams will surprise us with another score (too bad Spielberg abandoned Robopacalypse, Interstellar and American Sniper). Hopefully Christopher Bacon, Chris Tilton and Christopher Lennertz (Just noticed 3 of my favorite working composers are all named Christpher!) will get juicy assignments somewhere.

EDIT: I forgot that Tomorrowland got pushed back into 2015.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Looking forward to first time releases, and expansions from previous years. Rarely ever interested in new scores.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Then this is not the thread for you.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Looking forward to first time releases, and expansions from previous years. Rarely ever interested in new scores.

Ditto.

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES Delerue
ON THE WATERFRONT Bernstein

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

Murray Gold´s Doctor Who series 8. Eagerly waiting to hear his theme for the 12th Doctor.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   roy phillippe   (Member)

A question asked on another board got me thinking. Obviously not all composer assignments are in, and there will be changes and new and surprises, but for now my top 10 looks something like this:

1) How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Powell

2) Wolf Totem - Horner - Say what you will about the man, his music regularly speaks to my soul and my imagination in ways rarely matched by most of his peers in the business.

3) Jupiter Ascending - Giacchino - Curious about his Planet of the Apes score too, but his previous score with the Wachowskis remains one of my favorites by him so I can't wait to hear this one.

4) A Million Ways to Die in the West - McNeely - Again, say what you will about MacFarlane, but he's got good taste in movie music, and it'll be nice to see McNeely on a higher profile assignment.

5) The Hobbit: There and Back Again - Shore

6) The Legend of Hercules - Kantelinen - The movie looks incredible awful, but I'm always curious to hear what Kantelinen comes up with.

7) Beware the Night - Young - I'm a little wary of another Young score in such familiar territory, but the guy's been moving from strength to strength as far as my ears are concerned.

I would like to see someone release Mancini's "Once Is Not Enough". It is a very interesting score for a not very interesting film.

8) The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box - Velázquez - Another family adventure film from Velázquez? Count me in!

9) Big Eyes - Elfman - This looks like a perfect project for Elfman to sink his teeth into and give us something both intimate and weighty.

10) 1864 - Beltrami - And this looks like the perfect opportunity for Beltrami to spread his wings and give us something magnificent.

Also interested in:
Maleficent - Howard - A few years ago this would have made my top 10 and I have high hopes still!

Winter's Tale - Zimmer - Here's hoping for something beautiful Also curious about his Spider-Man.

The LEGO Movie - Mothersbaugh - From the team that brough us Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, this should be a fun score.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Tyler
Noah - Mansell
Fury - Price
Who they will get to score Big Hero 6
Who they will get to score Hercules - Ratner's a crap director but he generally gets good scores!

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 9:45 AM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

Powell's return definitely and anything from Elfman, Tyler, Banos, and Ottman's new X-Men score. curious about Zimmer and co. score for Spidey 2. judging from the trailer they are keeping Horner's theme?

2013 was such a great year in my opinion with so many wonderful surprises, hoping 2014 is as great

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Marco's 1864 + The Homesman + Seventh Son
Kantelinen's Hercules
Doyle's Jack Ryan
Arnold/Price's Sherlock Season 3
David Newman's Tarzan
Ottman's Non Stop + X-Men: Days of Future Past
Giacchino's Jupiter Ascending + Dawn of the Planet of the Apes + This is Where I leave you
Paul Cantelon's Effie Gray
Soderqvist's Serena
Desplat's Godzilla
Debney's Mary
Farley's Secret Sharer

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Who they will get to score Hercules - Ratner's a crap director but he generally gets good scores!

Tuomas got it.


What I'm looking forward to (please note I have NOT checked the release year on all of these):
Bruno Coulais: Amazonia, The Shadow King, Song of the Sea

John Debney: SpongeBob SquarePants 2

Just kidding.

Patrick Doyle: Cinderella, Jack Ryan, undisclosed mystery movie

Randy Edelman: A Friggin Christmas Miracle

George Fenton: Bears, The Spirit of ’45, The Zero Theorem

William Goldstein: OKI -- In the Middle of the Ocean

Dave Grusin: Skating to New York

Ron Jones: Fight for Space (documentary)

Trevor Jones: To Tokyo

Mark Knopfler: Dough (Director: John Goldschmidt)

Michel Legrand: Butterfly Love

Joel McNeely: A Million Ways to Die in the West

Paul Leonard-Morgan: Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (IF he approaches it like his documentary series scoring)

Ennio Morricone: The Best Offer, The Canterville Ghost

David Newman: Tarzan 3D, Behaving Badly

James Peterson: For Billy

Rachel Portman: Belle, The Right Kind of Wrong, Still Life

Mike Post: Behind the Gate (documentary)

Mark Snow: Aimer, boire et chanter (again for Resnais)

Fernando Velázquez: The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, Crimson Peak

Lucas Vidal: Tracers

But of course expanded/deluxe/complete releases of older scores are the big thing, especially if "The Ten Commandments" finally comes down from the mountain next year.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

Yeah, David Newman´s Tarzan!

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Tuomas got it.

Nah, that's the other Hercules movie!

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

anything by Marco Beltrami

Seconded!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 11:25 AM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

Elmer Bernstein's The Ten Commandments.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

I'll be very excited if the score for Interstellar is on the level of the one for Inception.

I hope that PTA works with Jonny Greenwood again on Inherent Vice.

I'm very much looking forward to both the film and the score for The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The subject matter of Annaud's Wolf Totem combined with a Horner score makes that a must.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 12:11 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Anything by Giacchino (4 scores next year! Woohoo!), Desplat, and Doyle.

The Hobbit by Howard Shore will probably be great.

Definitely How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Beltrami usually has very good scores. I'll check out whatever he writes.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Interstellar - while Zimmer's music does get a lot of bashing, I can typically find something I really enjoy in his music. I'll see what he has in store for us in 2014.

The Lego Movie should sound good - Mothersbaugh has done great work on both Cloudy features.

X-Men: Days of Future Past by Ottman.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

I also thought we were talking catalog titles at first. I suppose the OP means "what 2014 scores are you looking forward to?"

Anyway, I'm eager to hear Powell's next Dragon score. Great melodies on the first one. I'm also interested in discovering what new foreign scores might cross my path, as they've been much more to my tastes in recent years than American ones.

 
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