They’re not exactly Steven Spielberg and John Williams, but composer Michael Giacchino has a deep and lasting professional relationship with Brad Bird, so it’s very little surprise that he’ll be doing the music for the director’s next feature, Tomorrowland. As you can see, Bird confirmed the news on his own Twitter feed. “Of course!” he proclaimed. You see? It’s obvious to everyone.
And it should be. They worked together on Bird’s Mission Impossible sequel, Ghost Protocol:
On the Pixar animated smash Ratatouille:
As well as The Incredibles.
So yes, they clearly are very familiar with each other and their work habits. For Tomorrowland, Giacchino will have to score what exists as a mysterious project to us (at least). We know that Bird is working off of a script he co-wrote with Damon Lindelof. And the plot will follow this relatively vague logline:
Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as ‘Tomorrowland.’”
OK, it tells us very little, and that presentation Bird and Lindelof pulled off at D23 left us even more in the dark. The movie’s coming out on Dec. 12. It co-stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy and Thomas Robinson. And it’s one of those projects where the less we know about it, the better off I actually feel. Maintain the mystery. We’ll see it when we see it, and we’ll hear Giacchino’s sure-to-be-fantastic score at that moment, as well.