John Williams To Return To Score “Star Wars: Episode VII”

Okay, now I have reason to be excited for this.

Film Composer John Williams recently announced his involvement with the newest Disney-produced sci-fi sequel, Star Wars: Episode VII.  He will be returning to write the score for the movie with Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3) writing and J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Super 8) directing.  This being the first collaboration between him and Abrams, Williams tells TotalFilm.com about his anticipation for working with the young director.

“…<J.J. Abrams> seems excited about the idea.” Williams said. “I have to say that J.J. is a much younger man than I, but I will try to keep up with him as much as I can.”

If we didn’t have a reason to be excited before, we have a reason now.  Williams, who is arguably one of the greatest film composers of our time, is one of the most highly-recognized and respected musicians of our generation.  Not only has he won academy awards for Fiddler On The Roof, Jaws, Star Wars, E.T: The Extra Terrestrial, and Schindler’s List, but he has also scored a collection of equally-memorable works in which he has not won for, including (but not limited to) Superman, Indiana Jones: Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Empire Of The Sun, Home Alone, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, and Harry Potter.

Yeah, you better be excited.

I’m not going to ask you whether or not you think this is a good decision on the production company’s part considering there is no possible way any sane person could see this as a bad idea.  Just leave a comment below and let me know how excited you are for Williams’ return!

-David Dunn

Source: TotalFilm, NextMovie
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