iTunes has released the end credits overture from Cloverfield by Michael Giacchino. For the first time, the full length orchestral piece, entitled “ROAR!”, is available exclusively from iTunes paralleling the release of the film for download.
Giacchino’s “ROAR!” showcases an epic monster movie style, one that captivated audience members throughout the end credits. The film version of “ROAR!” totaled 9:45. The iTunes release finally makes available the full length, unedited piece that runs 12:15.
Cloverfield released theatrically on January 18, 2008. Directed by Matt Reeves, produced by J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk, and written by Drew Goddard, it stars Lizzy Caplan, T.J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David, Odette Yustman and Jessica Lucas. The film follows five young New Yorkers who throw their friend a going-away party on the same night a gigantic monster attacks the city. The film broke box office records on its opening weekend, totaling over $40 million.
Giacchino recently garnered an Academy Award nomination, and won a Grammy for his score for Pixar’s Ratatouille. His previous film scores include Mission: Impossible III, The Family Stone and Pixar’s The Incredibles. His work has been enjoyed on television in the shows “Alias” and “Lost,” for which he won an Emmy in 2006. In addition to film and television work, he is well known for his scores for video games such as “Medal of Honor,” “Call of Duty,” and Steven Spielberg’s “Lost World.” Upcoming projects include May’s release of the Wachowski Brothers’ Speed Racer and Star Trek directed by JJ Abrams.