G2014: Composer

This is the place to discuss Legendary Pictures' Godzilla film and upcoming sequels, as well as Kong: Skull Island and the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong!! Let everyone know what you think and discuss your thoughts and ideas about the upcoming films!!!!

Moderator: Controllers

G2014: Composer

Postby Henry88 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:42 am

to be honest i would like to see Steven Spielberg try his hand at this one
at least well get a fun movie.
Last edited by Henry88 on Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:36 pm, edited 3 times in total.
User avatar
Henry88
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 6932
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:06 pm
Location: Heflin,AL

Postby armandv » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:50 am

I wouldn't like Speilberg as a director of this. I think the only movie of his with a good balance of tone and frights was Jaws. And that was way back in 1975.
Image
User avatar
armandv
Heisei Godzilla
 
Posts: 1757
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:30 am
Location: Tarzana, California (somewhere near Hollywood)

Postby MekaGojira3k » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:58 am

I think in terms of film score I'd like Michael Giacchino. What specifically made me think of him is his Star Trek score. Most of the stuff when the Narada appears has a booming Kaiju a comin' feel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzd18uy0IF0 This is the track I'm talking about.
Around 45 seconds I could totally see this being used as a shot of Godzilla fills the frame. In short, I think this guy has the chops to pull of a decent Kaiju score.


Director-wise. I have no idea. I do not want: Tarantino, Nolan, Burton, or any other suggestions of that sort. I have nobody in mind, so I'll just wait and see what LP does.
"We Can't Stop Here, This is Bat Country!"
Check out the Gojicast, because if you won't...who will?
Image
User avatar
MekaGojira3k
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 18273
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 11:13 am
Location: Ky, USA

Postby kiryugoji04 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:59 am

Michael Giacchino would probably do a pretty great score. I'm not even thinking of Cloverfield - his Star Trek score was magnificent!

EDIT: Totally got beaten to the punch! :lol:

Also Michael Verta but that's a crazy long shot on a tentpole film like this! :lol:
[DaiKamonohashi - Kiryugoji04 - Kaiju Hipster - Jared P. Foust]
User avatar
kiryugoji04
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 7570
Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2003 4:50 pm
Location: Atlanta, Jawjuh

Postby Green Dragon » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:28 pm

Another thumbs up for Michael Giacchino, his musical piece for Cloverfield was a great tribute to kaiju movies. :D

http://soundtrackgeek.com/2008/04/07/cl ... giacchino/


His work with Star Trek, LOST, and The Incredibles are also top quality.
www.facebook.com/wtodd

"...Tibby, I love you my fine little fella, even though you gave the whole family salmonella..."
User avatar
Green Dragon
Godzilla
 
Posts: 767
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2004 2:48 pm
Location: Hawaii & California

Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:07 pm

G2012: Director and flim score


Image
Gills.

My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection:
http://jellydonut25.filmaf.com/owned
User avatar
jellydonut25
Controller
 
Posts: 18395
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:18 am
Location: Houston, TX via Buffalo, NY

Postby MouthForWar » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:21 pm

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Score: Howard Shore
Last edited by MouthForWar on Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
MouthForWar
Controller
 
Posts: 14691
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2004 3:01 am
Location: Livonia, MI

Re: G2012: Director and flim score

Postby Andrew Nguyen » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:22 pm

.Henry88 wrote:to be honest i would like to see Steven Spielberg try his hand at this one
at least well get a fun movie.


Although it is a very cold chance (okay ice cold) I would have to agree that my choice would be Spielberg. And he has also done somewhat controversial and dicey films and productions (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's list and Munich on the movie side and then of course Band of Brothers and now "The Pacific" on the television side).

And as for musical scores, well my prefered choice would be Hans Zimmer.
I got no problem with anybody who jumps into a Starfury and rides fire! (Babylon 5)
Andrew Nguyen
Heisei Godzilla
 
Posts: 1343
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2003 9:51 pm
Location: Placentia, CA.

Postby RapZiLLa54 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:49 pm

Get Kaneko in here and give him a HUGE BUDGET!!!


No but in all seriousness, I'd like to see John Carpenter.
Image
User avatar
RapZiLLa54
Burning Godzilla
 
Posts: 3519
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 7:11 pm
Location: Monster Long Island

Postby MouthForWar » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:53 pm

RapZiLLa54 wrote:Get Kaneko in here and give him a HUGE BUDGET!!!


No but in all seriousness, I'd like to see John Carpenter.


Carpenter would be my 2nd behind GDT... and behind Shore for composer as well 8-)
User avatar
MouthForWar
Controller
 
Posts: 14691
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2004 3:01 am
Location: Livonia, MI

Postby Joseph Goodman » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:57 pm

I wanna hear what a kaiju film scored by Trey Azagthoth would sound like...
User avatar
Joseph Goodman
Godzilla
 
Posts: 857
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:12 am
Location: Annandale, VA

Postby GaryT » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:07 pm

Good lord, how many decades has it been since Carpenter directed a decent movie? How long has it been since he just stopped caring? He seems more interested in staying at home and playing video games these days.

A lot of name directors were approached to go Godzilla when Tri-Star had the rights, and they all turned it down. I suspect we'll see a young director who has maybe a hit or two under his belt, or maybe just someone whose done a lot of slick videos and commercials, rather than an established veteran.

As for composrer, I'd vote for Giacchino as well.
GaryT
Godzilla Jr.
 
Posts: 412
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:52 pm

Postby baragon123 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:48 pm

Joseph Goodman wrote:I wanna hear what a kaiju film scored by Trey Azagthoth would sound like...


A death metal oriented soundtrack for a Godzilla movie would rule so hard.
Words of wisdom from Stone Cold Steve Austin,

"And thats the Bottom Line 'cause Stone Cold Said so"!
"What!?"
"Austin 3:16,said I just whooped your ass!"
"I'll drink to that!"
User avatar
baragon123
Little Godzilla
 
Posts: 127
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 8:16 pm
Location: Rochester,NY

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:01 pm

As for soundtrack....god, I have no idea. Maybe I am getting old, but I have no clue who the "hot" composer is these days. Everyone seems high on the Cloverfield composer (I saw Cloverfield, but don't remember much about the music...maybe that's not a good sign).

It's a shame John Barry is old and basically retired....I always wondered what Barry with do with some of Ifukube's work.

As far as director goes...
I don't know, I have lived abroad in Japan for 4 years, and I don't keep up with "Hollywood" news that much, so I don't know who is right to direct this flick. Godzilla is not an easy topic to "match" a director to. I will say who I don't want to see direct it:

- Tim Burton....just saw Alice in Wonderland yesterday....good god, what an unmitigate mess :puke: One of the most overrated directors in Hollywood today. AIW was actually worse than his Planet of the Apes/Willy Wonka remakes.
- Michael Bay...good god, possibly the only option that would be just as bad as D&E :th-dn: :puke:
- Uwe Boll (I spoke too soon...Bay, you've got company)
- Paul Anderson...the BAD one....*shudder*. I have to give him credit, it takes alot of talent to screw up two franchises (Aliens and Predator) at the same time.
- Tarentino....I echo Legion's sentiments, I am soooo tired of hearing his name mentioned with every G rumor. I like his work, but this ain't happening, and I'm not sure if G and QT are a good match...QT has never really done anythin SciFi to suggest this would be ideal).
- Brett Ratner - No comment necessary
- Devlin and Emmerich (of course).

As long as it's no one from the above list, then there may be some hope that this could be something decent...
Last edited by ebirahsmeg1 on Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:37 pm, edited 2 times in total.
GIANTC0ND0R!!!!!!!! :eek:

"F*ck Evangelion." - Me
User avatar
ebirahsmeg1
Burning Godzilla
 
Posts: 2367
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 1:10 am
Location: Kanto Region, JAPAN

Postby MekaGojira3k » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:09 pm

ebirahsmeg1 wrote:As for soundtrack....god, I have no idea. Maybe I am getting old, but I have no clue who the "hot" composer is these days. Everyone seems high on the Cloverfield composer (I saw Cloverfield, but don't remember much about the music...maybe that's not a good sign).


The music was only used for the credits, and most of my reason for using him comes from his work on Star Trek 09'.
"We Can't Stop Here, This is Bat Country!"
Check out the Gojicast, because if you won't...who will?
Image
User avatar
MekaGojira3k
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 18273
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 11:13 am
Location: Ky, USA

Postby Gojiraknight » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:43 pm

Would Spielberg do a fine job? Of course, he's Spielberg. But really, I'd rather see a young, hungry director take this on, someone who has nothing to lose. Nolan for BB or Raimi for Spider-Man would be my template. Don't get a great director but a director who will be great.

So that's why, again, I'd go with Neil Bloomkamp.

My other choices would be Guillermo Del Toro or Alfonso Cuaron.

And Michael Giacchino doing the score is almost a no-brainer. Not only did he do Cloverfield, but I understand he also loves the Godzilla movies. I hope he just layers on the Ifukube, ala the heavy use of John Williams in Superman Returns.
Monster Zero's "Most Naive Person About 'The Business'" for 7 years running!
User avatar
Gojiraknight
Heisei Godzilla
 
Posts: 1004
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:12 am
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Postby TerranigmaFreak » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:49 pm

I ask again, what are the chances of someone from Toho lending a hand with the music? I still think Michiru Oshima's score was bad ass.
Image
TerranigmaFreak
Heisei Godzilla
 
Posts: 1670
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:09 pm

Postby leunames » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:56 pm

for score along with Michael Giacchino I think Steve Jablonsky (Transformers) would be a great choice. Maybe even Alan Silvestri for scoring those eerie and orchestral "what kind of creature is this?" moments.
Image
User avatar
leunames
Godzilla Jr.
 
Posts: 474
Joined: Mon Aug 11, 2003 5:45 am
Location: NYC

Postby armandv » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:04 pm

GojiraKnight wrote:I'd rather see a young, hungry director take this on, someone who has nothing to lose.


Except maybe his future career. :wink:
Image
User avatar
armandv
Heisei Godzilla
 
Posts: 1757
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:30 am
Location: Tarzana, California (somewhere near Hollywood)

Postby TerranigmaFreak » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:07 pm

armandv wrote:
GojiraKnight wrote:I'd rather see a young, hungry director take this on, someone who has nothing to lose.


Except maybe his future career. :wink:


Uwe Boll still has a career.
Image
TerranigmaFreak
Heisei Godzilla
 
Posts: 1670
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:09 pm

Postby Henry88 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:10 pm

TerranigmaFreak wrote:I ask again, what are the chances of someone from Toho lending a hand with the music? I still think Michiru Oshima's score was bad ass.


No No drums that music drove me nuts to the point
User avatar
Henry88
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 6932
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:06 pm
Location: Heflin,AL

Postby msweets13 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:11 pm

I've been a huge fan of Michael Giacchino ever since the pilot of Lost. Seriously though, if he scored Godzilla, I think my anticipation would rocket to almost incomprehensible levels. However, outside of Giacchino I really like Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, and Danny Elfman even though Elfman is starting to lose his edge.

As far as directors go, I think we'll probably be seeing a new, young director. Someone none of us have heard of. I just have a hard time seeing Bryan Singer or Nolan even considering this project. Steven Spielberg would be cool, but again, I have a heck of a time seeing that ever happening.
User avatar
msweets13
Godzilla Jr.
 
Posts: 371
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:42 am
Location: Fayetteville, AR

Postby king_ghidorah » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:47 pm

Mouth you are killing me with the GDT...yeah he would be great but with the Hobbit man it's not happening...but it would be awesome!

I mentioned on the other page the list I suspect is out their floating around for directors...most of whom I don't personally feel would be a good fit...but at the end of my post I too mentioned I'd love to see John Carpenter take a swing at it...but he's so lazy and layed back now I don't think he'd want to deal with studios or large budgets again so I dunno...

I would like Kaneko to act as a producer or an advisor of some sort but not director...but I do think it is wise to incorporate some Japanese talent behind and in front of the camera for this film....

Back to Kaneko though...the guy is a hard core fan boy and a proven director...he would really be an excellent asset to this film if he was asked and if he could not feel slighted about not directing it...

I think most of us agree Michael Giacchino is an excellent choice...he has a great range and always manages to provoke the audience into feeling the desired emotions without it ever seeming too forced..
User avatar
king_ghidorah
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 9917
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:27 am
Location: Ohio

Postby metal_bryan » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:10 pm

Tack me on as another big fan of Michael Giacchino who would LOVE to hear him score this movie.
User avatar
metal_bryan
Controller
 
Posts: 4249
Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2005 3:59 am
Location: Florida, USA

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:30 pm

I think getting a director who actually *likes* Godzilla, regardless of how well reknown or unknown he/she is, would be the most important trait. D&E came in highly touted for their work in ID4 and seemed tailored-made to make a G film....but they had disdain for the character, and the results were a complete and utter disaster. A director who actually has a passion for the character, similar to how Raimi had passion for Spiderman will be key (sure, Spiderman 3 sucked, but the first two were very well received).

I keep hearing popular names like GDT, Nolan, Neill Blomkamp (all of whom I think are fine directors), but do they even like Godzilla? I am still scared from the D&E atrocity, and I really hope TOHO doesn't cave in this time around on their "Godzilla bible" and makes sure that a director with disdain and no respect for the Godzilla character is never again allowed to direct a G film...
GIANTC0ND0R!!!!!!!! :eek:

"F*ck Evangelion." - Me
User avatar
ebirahsmeg1
Burning Godzilla
 
Posts: 2367
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 1:10 am
Location: Kanto Region, JAPAN

Next

Return to Legendary's MonsterVerse

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests