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Junkie XL Unleashes His Themes for Godzilla vs. Kong!

Composer Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, has taken to Twitter to unveil a pair of new tracks to the upcoming MonsterVerse bash, Godzilla vs. Kong, showing off his new themes for the titular monsters. In true Holkenborg style, the tracks, titled “Pensacola, Florida (Godzilla Theme)” and “Skull Island (Kong Theme),” are big, bombastic and feature a healthy blend of orchestra and electronic percussion. Check out the tracks below!

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For the score, Holkenborg employed some wild new instruments, including a 6-foot custom-made drum for Kong, but also took care to interweave themes from previous Godzilla and King Kong films. With Zack Snyder’s Justice League and Army of the Dead looming, this is shaping up to be one helluva year for Junkie XL.

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 LiesThe Little Drummer Girl), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Rebecca Hall (Christine, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women), Brian Tyree Henry (AtlantaWidows), 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 StreetManchester 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 CaribbeanDeja VuShrek). 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.

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The most recent film in Legendary’s MonsterVerseGodzilla: 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 was originally set to hit theaters in May 2020 (before the global pandemic) and then on November 20, 2020. Now, the film is set to hit theaters and HBO Max simultaneously on March 31.


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