Howard Shore to score Twilight Eclipse

January 27, 2010 – 12:47 pm

Composer Howard Shore has been tapped to score The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The film is the third in the franchise, and will be released in IMAX theaters June 30, 2010. FirstShowing.net writes:

No matter how much hate is thrown at The Twilight Saga, you can’t deny that the franchise has reeled in its fair share of talent. Not only have they brought in talented and acclaimed actors like Dakota Fanning, Anna Kendrick, and Michael Sheen, but it’s brought in gifted composers like Alexandre Desplat to write music for the vampire romance. Now the saga has upped their game even further as Movie Score Magazine reports that Howard Shore (responsible for the Oscar winning music from the Lord of the Rings trilogy) has been brought on to compose the score for the third forthcoming installment in the series – Eclipse. Read on!

If anything, this can only help, however slightly, to make the films more appealing to any of the naysayers out there. There’s no denying the dedicated fanbase who will love the series no matter what, but some of us need any excuse to make the franchise more tolerable. Shore’s music should be an interesting companion to this installment of the saga which I have heard may shake the sacred ground that fans are praising because director David Slade has made the film a bit more akin to the horror films he’s done like 30 Days of Night. So maybe, just maybe, I’ll be able to talk about Twilight without criticism for once. But that’s a big maybe.

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