According to Film Music Reporter, Dutch composer Antonius Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL has signed on to score Adam Wingard’s upcoming monster mash-up Godzilla vs Kong. He will be succeeding Alexandre Desplat, Henry Jackman, and Bear McCreary, who were the composers for previous MonsterVerse films. In addition, Wingard has confirmed Holkenborg’s involvement through an Instagram Story which you can check out below.
The reports have now been confirmed to be real as Adam Wingard has posted an image of Junkie XL’s personal studio on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/raeTIocF9S
— Kaiju News Outlet (@KaijuNewsOutlet) June 11, 2020
Junkie XL is Dutch composer who has worked soundtracks for many blockbuster films such as: Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2; Mad Max: Fury Road which starred Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron; Shailene Woodley and Theo James’ Divergent; and popular R-rated superhero film Deadpool. He most recently worked on the score for James Cameron’s Alita: Battle Angel, Tim Miller’s Terminator: Dark Fate and Jeff Fowler’s Sonic the Hedgehog.
The epic action-adventure Godzilla vs Kong will pit two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another — the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong — with humanity caught in the balance.
The film stars Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies, The Little Drummer Girl), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Rebecca Hall (Christine, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta, Widows), Shun Oguri (Gintama), Eiza González (Baby Driver), Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist), and Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2). Also starring in the highly-anticipated movie are Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street, Manchester by the Sea) and Demián Bichir (The Nun, The Hateful Eight).
The fourth installment in Warner Bros.’ Pictures and Legendary’s Monsterverse is directed by Adam Wingard from a script written by Oscar nominee Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean, Deja Vu, Shrek). The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod, and Brian Rogers, with Kenji Okuhira, Yoshimitsu Banno, Jon Jashni and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers. Jay Ashenfelter, Jen Conroy and Tamara Kent are co-producers.
The most recent film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, hit theaters last summer. It ended with Godzilla taking his rightful place as the ruler of all Titans. Unfortunately, the movie was a financial disappointment, grossing only $385.9 million against a budget estimated to be as high as $200 million.
Godzilla vs. Kong is scheduled to release on November 20, 2020.