Michael Giacchino’s New APES Score Released by Sony

July 6, 2017

Sony Music is releasing the soundtrack to WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, with music by Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Giacchino. A digital release comes out tomorrow, July 7th to coincide with the premiere of the film, while a CD release is scheduled for August 4. The movie is the third chapter to the 2011 & 2014 films RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, (Giacchino also scored DAWN).

War for the PoA Album Artwork.jpegFrom writer-director Matt Reeves and screenwriter Mark Bomback, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES features Caesar and his apes being forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

“Michael’s music for the APES films is beautiful, inventive, epic, and above all, profoundly emotional,” said writer-director Reeves. “I know I am biased, but I think his score for War ranks among his absolute best. He is a simply master musical storyteller”. 

“PLANET OF THE APES was one of my first childhood obsessions,” said Giacchino. “As a kid, I used to draw the apes from the film non-stop, including creating little flip-books about them.  In fact, the MEGO Planet of the Apes toys that I played with as a child have a special place on the shelves in the office that I write in today. So if having the opportunity to write the score for the latest installment of one of my favorite film franchises from my childhood isn’t enough, I have had the added pleasure of working on it with the equally Apes-obsessed director Matt Reeves.  We both approach our work on these new films with the very same enthusiasm that we had as children, and that makes us one very happy team.”

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