August 23, 2018

Hildur Guðnadóttir to Score Warner Bros’ Joker Origin Movie

In a story posted Thursday by Film Music Reporter, Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir has been named as composer for the upcoming and as-yet untitled Joker origin movie, based on Batman’s arch-nemesis from the DC Comics. Guðnadóttir has been scoring films since 2007, and worked closely with Jóhann Jóhannsson on projects including 2015’s SICARIO; she recently scored its sequel SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO after Jóhannsson unexpected death last January.

The Joker movie is said to be set in Gotham City in the early 1980s, and centers on how the popular comic book villain and Batman nemesis The Joker came to be. Joaquin Phoenix stars in the title role, alongside Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Zazie Beetz, and Marc Maron, with Todd Phillips (WAR DOGS, THE HANGOVER, OLD SCHOOL, STARSKY & HUTCH), who will direct the film based on the DC Comics character. The film is scheduled for an October 4, 2019 released through Warner Bros. Pictures.
              – via filmmusicreporter.


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