Legendary composer John Williams will begin working on the Star Wars Episode VII score in two weeks. The information comes from a fan who attended a concert in Milwaukee and posted a video to YouTube.
According to the website Making Star Wars, the composer, who was hired by Disney to continue as the creator of the epic music is gearing up to, once again, bring a Star Wars movie to life. The news comes thanks to a fan, who shared some photos she took at the concert. She also shared a video, in which Williams directs the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as they play the central theme.
“Went to see John Williams conduct the Milwaukee symphony last night and he confirmed he is starting work on (Episode) VII in two-weeks!”
Here’s the video Chris Kowalski shared with the website.
John Williams is one of the most successful composers in recent American history, and is the winner of five Academy Awards, 17 Grammys, three Golden Globes, two Emmys, and five BAFTA Awards from the British Academy of Film, and Television Arts, according to his website.
Williams is the author of scores for immortal movies such as Jaws, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Schindler’s List, and Indiana Jones. However, the composition that transformed Hollywood and made him an icon in his own right, was that of the original Star Wars trilogy for George Lucas.
One year ago, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced that John Williams would return to score Star Wars Episode VII, just as he did for the previous six movies of the saga. The news came out of Star Wars Celebration Europe, a huge fan convention which took place in Germany in 2013.
At the time, Williams expressed his excitement in returning to score the beginning of yet another Star Wars trilogy. The composer also shared that he prefers to experience the film as an audience would, rather than read the script ahead of time, according to Screen Rant.
While Abrams could have brought his favorite guy, Star Trek Into Darkness composer Michael Giacchino, in order to make this new chapter of the franchise all his own, he recognized that was not the way to go. Lucasfilm, Disney, and Abrams knew that pleasing the fans is of the utmost importance if they want them to flock to theaters next December, so they went with John Williams.
Star Wars Episode VII director J.J. Abrams gave fans a peak of what to expect last month, when the much anticipated film comes to theaters next year, and it included the legendary score by John Williams.
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) September 18, 2014
Even thought the plot for Star Wars Episode VII is still a mystery surrounded by constant rumors, the one thing we can expect is that John Williams will once again create a memorable score that will tie in the old and the new.
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