The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that original "Rogue One" composer Alexandre Desplat -- who recently won an Oscar for scoring "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and has worked on dozens of films including "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" parts one and two, and Best Picture winners "Argo" and "The King's Speech" -- has stepped down from the film, citing scheduling conflicts following the extensive reshoots that took place for the film earlier this year. According to THR, "the reshoots also altered the scoring calendar and Desplat ... was no longer available."
The composer will be replaced with longtime Disney collaborator Michael Giacchino, who has scored numerous animated films for the studio, including Pixar hits "The Incredibles," "Ratatouille," "Cars 2," "Inside Out," and "Up," with the latter film earning him an Oscar. His most recent work for Disney including scoring blockbuster "Zootopia," and he's make his Marvel debut by writing the music for upcoming release "Doctor Strange."
In the grand scheme of things, replacing a composer isn't a monumental switch when it comes to creative shuffling, though following reports of the problems with "Rogue One" -- leading to the reshoots -- it is concerning that such a significant change is coming so soon before the film's release date. But then again, "The Force Awakens" faced similar hurdles, both when there was some drama about the release date, and again when production was halted after Harrison Ford's on-set accident, and that flick turned out fine.
Fans will see for themselves how "Rogue One" fares when the film hits theaters on December 16.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]
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