Giacchino Replaces Desplat On “Rogue One”

Michael Giacchino (“Star Trek,” “The Incredibles”) is set to score the upcoming “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” taking over duties from Alexandre Desplat (“Argo,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”) just three months before the film’s release.

Desplat was originally slated to compose the film’s core, but the film’s extensive reshoots over the Summer has thrown the original post-production schedule for a loop and Desplat is no longer available.

As a result Disney and Lucasfilm have turned to Giacchino, who has a long relationship with the studio and its various divisions along with scoring two other Disney films this year – “Zootopia” and “Doctor Strange”.

He also becomes the first composer to work on a Star Wars movie other than the film series’ iconic mainstay, John Williams, who is slated to return for :Star Wars: Episode VIII”.

Tony Gilroy reportedly took on a filmmaker role during the reshoots and postproduction process in order to help clarify story and tonal issues. Check out two new international posters for the film which have also gone online.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens December 16th.

Source: Heat Vision