John Williams To Score Star Wars: Episode VII?28.05.13 # News, Sequel # No Comment
John Williams has said that he’s held discussions with J.J. Abrams about scoring the new Star Wars movie, and it sounds like the big guy is about to officially get on board.
We already knew that Abrams wanted to get John Williams back in on the action, but Williams has now confirmed that the two have begun talking it over. “We’ve certainly talked about that and I’m happy and willing to do it,” he said.
“J.J. Abrams, who will be the director, seems excited about the idea. 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,” Williams added.
Of course, Williams has scored all six Star Wars movies so far, so we’d say he’s a pretty safe shoo-in anyway. Still, it’s good to know that Abrams wants to follow one of the franchise’s winning formulas – and that we won’t see Disney making any crazy decisions like getting Skrillex in on the soundtrack.
Speaking more generally about the film, Williams said: “I don’t know how hands-on George Lucas will be — I suspect he will be to some degree — but I can only imagine how excited he must be, to have a director like J.J. have all these tools at his fingertips to produce something even more adventurous technologically. I can’t wait to see what he will do with it.”